Reply To: Questions that must be answered

Michael Kuehl

I’ve just learned that one can never remove the electronic tether. It’s waterproof, but apparently the tethered can’t be shocked while bathing or swimming. And women on the tether can’t remove the hair on the ankle of one leg for 10-20 years or, for Abigail Simon, the rest of her life if her appeal is denied. I’ve also learned that it’s not only conspicuous and cumbersome but also “uncomfortable” -thought the article doesn’t elaborate- possibly even painful. Imagine the embarrassment and mortification for a woman at the beach or wearing shorts in summer or a dress at a wedding and so forth.

Though forcing a woman like Abigail Simon to wear this devise until she dies is uniquely draconian, Orwellian, outrageous, irrational, gratuitous, and insane, myriads of men -men who aren’t real criminals, men who’ve never committed a violent or other malum in se crime in their lives and almost surely never will but who had love affairs and dalliances with young women of 14 and 15 when they were 19 and 20- must wear this devise, not for the rest of their lives like Abigail Simon, but for 10 or 15 or 20 years. Many of these men are now married to the women they “raped” in love affairs and de facto consensual relationships. Just imagine what it must be like to have sex, both for the men and women who are tethered and also their partners whose ankles and calves are bruised an even cut by this hard plastic “ankle-bracelet” with sharp edges.