Tasers to replace Tupperware at women's product parties

In the old days there were Tupperware parties, with the occasional Avon or Amway party on the side. Today, there are Taser parties. Dana Shafman is the inventor of the Taser party concept, and according to a recent New Yorker article she never leaves home without one.

The beverage of choice at the parties is pink lemonade, and the Tasers themselves may be of the colorful, leopard-print variety. All this belies the fact that Tasers are not exactly harmless. In fact, according to one estimate nearly 200 people have been killed by Taser in the past five years, one as recently as October in the Vancouver airport.

After the jump, a short video of Shafman getting hit in the rear end by a Taser. In the article she encourages women to "go for the jugular." Maybe she should have tested her Taser there instead.

via The New Yorker