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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

TAKE THAT YOU RASCALLY RASCAL

Want to scare off groping perverts with minimum hassle and without attracting a lot of attention? A flashing cell phone message might just do the trick.


Web-based publisher Spicy Soft's cell-phone application "Anti-Groping Appli" is gaining popularity among Japanese women who want to let perverts with wandering hands know that "groping is a crime."

More than 1,853 people were arrested for groping passengers on crowded trains in Tokyo in 2005, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The number of incidents is thought to be much higher because women often are too embarrassed to report it.

After downloading the free program, the victim just pushes an "anger" icon on his or her cell phone when groped and several threatening messages appear to be shown to the offender, including "Did you just grope me?" and "Shall we head to the police?" A warning chime accompanies the message.

And the next obvious question ... Is there an application for those who want to be groped?

Photo by Rahims

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3 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

What about warning songs? Super Freak, or Hit the Road Jack or Stop, in the Name of Love (or is it Rove, in Japanese?). My favorite: Don't Touch This.

Wed Oct 24, 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

BTW~ I love Reno 911 and the DVD movie is hysterical. Rent it! :}

Wed Oct 24, 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can I get the application?

Sun Nov 04, 12:26:00 PM  

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