FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID!!
I’m stoked about this app - it was created in response to a White House challenge to create an app to help prevent sexual violence. It’s free. It’s available for iPhones and Androids. It could save you or someone you care about.
WHOA WOWOW WHAT A GOOD
IF YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE THIS IS AMAZING I HAVE WANTED SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOREVER
For the linkphobic or lazy: It’s an app that lets you pre-select up to 6 of your contacts. It then has four buttons that automatically deploys a message to all of the selected numbers - a car icon that deploys a text saying “I need to get home now” that AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDES YOUR CURRENT GPS LOCATION AND A GOOGLEMAP TO WHEREVER YOU ARE, a phone icon that deploys a text reading “I need a distraction, please call me and pretend you need me”, an icon when you’re unsure or nervous about a relationship or sexual situation that sends you links to websites and resources and deploys an appropriate text, and the proverbial oh-shit button that automatically contacts two emergency contacts or hotlines of your choice
what a good app
And don’t forget: The fact that you have something that can near-instantly send a quick photograph or video to a secure e-mail server can in and of itself be a powerful weapon against multiple forms of violence before it even happens.
Your electronic eye can be a weapon in and of itself.
TW’d this cause it made me have weird feelings about my second rape because this could have saved me, I think.
I expected this to be a victim-blaming app that told women where not to go, what not to do, etc, to avoid sexual assault. But I’m very pleased to be wrong, we need more of this.