From The Express: Safe shorts to STOP women joggers suffering SEX ATTACKS in Germany are sold out, January 1 2017:
AN ENTREPRENEUR from Germany has created trousers with the aim of protecting women from possible sex attacks while they are out jogging - and the first 150 were sold out immediately.
The shorts can be purchased online for €149 on the website www.safeshorts.eu and the businesswomen hopes to also make lockable pants for going out.
On social media, one tweet a couple of days ago (January 2018) by conspiracy theorist @PrisonPlanet got thousands of retweets and likes. The video quoted in the tweet had in subtitles of the thumbnail something like "die safe shorts" schützt vor übergriffen achtung nicht erschrecken". I tried google translate, but it didn't work too well.
I came across a comment from a couple of days ago on a politically extreme reddit expressing doubt about this story (link deliberately omitted):
I'm from Germany and I've never heard of these before nor does anyone I know so I just searched for some German articles. There are only a handful which are over a year old and not very reliable.
The Guardian has a 2013 article about anti-rape clothing, but it seems to be a different "product". The problem with anti-rape underwear
Are Germans buying anti-rape "safety pants" or "safe shorts" in any meaningful numbers?