Cell Phone App Tells Off Train Perverts

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One of Japan’s most downloaded cell phone apps is "Anti-Groping Appli," a program that subtly sends messages telling off train perverts via the cell phone screen. Since CHIKAN (gropers) are still prevalent—despite the recent crackdown and institution of women-only trains—more and more women are turning to their own defenses. By the push of the "anger" button on the screen, women can send messages like "Are you groping me?" and "Shall we go to the police?" to offenders, who are no doubt breathing down their neck while their hands wander under their skirts.

ABC News via Jezebel (Thanks, Sam!)

4 thoughts on “Cell Phone App Tells Off Train Perverts

  1. My friend is living in Fukuoka Kyushu, and she was sexually harassed on the train like, three times. Big big repression problem over there. Maybe the population decline isn’t all bad… They’ll get mo space fo fuckin, none of that awkward love hotel shit, or groping on trains.

  2. My friend is living in Fukuoka Kyushu, and she was sexually harassed on the train like, three times. Big big repression problem over there. Maybe the population decline isn’t all bad… They’ll get mo space fo fuckin, none of that awkward love hotel shit, or groping on trains.