A mobile program created by a Japanese video-game developer that allows women to ward off gropers has just become the seventh-most downloaded cellphone application. By pressing on an "anger icon" on the cellphone screen, women can flash the following messages at guys getting a little too close for comfort around: "Excuse me, did you just grope me?," "Groping is a crime," and "Shall we head to the police?". An alarm goes off at increasing levels of volume with each succeeding message as well. Though the program was created to help subway-riding women specifically — the developer says the program is a must-have "for women who want to scare away perverts with minimum hassle and without attracting attention" — we think it would be particularly helpful at frat parties. And yoga class! [ABC News]
Japan is not america, people are not violent or loud and obnoxious. The fact is because Japan is a very reserved culture. Americans when they turn around and hit someone, i think it's very possible that americans will take any opportunity to hit someone. Barbaric culture really. Oh ill make a scene and embarass you! ROFL punch him in the face! make a loud fuss.... fact of the matter is he touched you, you made a fuss, and im sure everybody will applaud, but it won't take away the fact that now everybody in the car including yourself knows that you just got touched (probably on bare skin) by someone who was probably just jerking himself off and left a little residue on your leg..... go ahead tell everybody. In Japan this is a huge dishonor. To everyone in the car you are now tainted. Although it happens a lot in Japan, im sure in America you're just waiting for the opportunity to show everyone "who is the bigshot?"