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Want To Prevent Abuse And Sexual Assault? Create An App For That

Rather than blaming the victim, the government is creating an app against sexual abuse.


Feminists have been using technology to combat sexual abuse, domestic violence, and harassment for quite some time, and now the government is jumping on the bandwagon. The Department of Health and Human Services and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are collaborating with Vice President Joe Biden's office to create an app to make it easier to connect with "trusted friends in real time to prevent abuse or violence from occurring." From the website:

While the application will serve a social function of helping people stay in touch with their friends, it will also allow friends to keep track of each other’s whereabouts and check in frequently to avoid being isolated in vulnerable circumstances.

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