July 2, 2008 12:03 pm

Taser is the new tupperwareThe image of well-groomed suburban housewives gathering excitedly around the latest Tupperware sets is almost as much of an American icon as apple pie (although it never really appealed to this InventHelp employee). Nowadays, women are putting away the Tupperware and gearing up for a new kind of gathering: Taser parties.

A Taser is an electroshock weapon that incapacitates targets though electro-muscular disruption (EMD) technology. The weapon stimulates both the sensory nerves and the motor nerves, causing severe, involuntary muscular contractions. InventHelp’s Invention Girl doesn’t think this sounds like a walk in the park, but many regular folks use Tasers to protect themselves.

Invented by Nasa Researcher Jack Cover, the Taser is now becoming a regular staple at women’s gatherings. Shieldher Inc. has recently started sponsoring Taser parties, giving women a chance to buy Tasers for $300, or $350 with a laser beam to help with aiming.

The latest Taser invention is the C2, which comes in female-friendly colors like pink, blue, silver or black. Included with the weapon are a manual, training DVD and one replaceable C2 cartridge that loads into the device. The invention can strike an attacker from up to 15 feet away.

Like any weapon, Tasers are not without risks. Reports of subjects being severely injured or even killed after a Taser strike splashed across headlines in recent years. Plus, the new colors have some parents concerned that children may mistake the Taser for a toy.

Tasers are illegal in seven states, so be sure to check the Taser website before purchasing or traveling with it. InventHelp’s Invention Girl is rather “stunned” by this reinvention of the Tupperware party, but I am a fan of personal protection and an even bigger fan of pink tech toys!

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