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In response to a brutal sexual assault, India’s Ministry of Defense designed a pistol marketed to women. This week’s Design & Violence blog post asks the question “What does ‘design to make you unafraid’ look like?" 

[Ordnance Factories Board (Indian, est. 1775). Nirbheek Pistol. 2014. .32 caliber revolver, titanium-alloy, 7 x 3” (17.78 x 76.2 cm). Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.]