In Case Of Emergency, Inflate Skirt

Ever since the crash-landing on the Hudson a couple of weeks ago that prompted a re-examination of the old “women and children” first tradition, I’ve been totally freaked out over the possibility of finding myself in some horrific accident in which feminism might totally screw with my chance of beating the little old men in my company to safety. I mean, sure, I want equal rights and everything, but not at the expense of, you know, my life. Can’t we just have both? Well, thanks to designer Yael Mer, maybe we can. His new Evacuation Skirt may be the answer to our prayers. Perfectly cute and stylish when it’s deflated, it can quickly inflate into a kayak “with the right amount of volume to carry a grown up woman.” Who needs to be first when she’s a boat? [via White Space]