11 3 / 2013

If someone is faced with threat of rape or sexual assault, or just wants out of an uncomfortable situation — well, there’s an App for that. While mace and rape whistles are well and good, the future is here: I introduce to you the Circle of 6 app.

Say you’re at a party and start to get uncomfortable, but your only friend there is having a blast; or your on a date that’s making you uncomfortable; even if you simply need relationship advice, this app is for everyone (the website even states “men can be victims of sexual abuse, too”). It’s backed by Joe Biden and it’s already won four awards including the White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge, Avon Foundation for Women End Violence, and an award from the Institute of Medicine.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

Once you download the app you’ll be prompted to choose 6 friends or family members. Choose ones that are close to you, who know you well, et cetera, just make sure they are people who would be willing to help you out. Above all, make sure that you trust them. I chose three local friends and three family numbers…

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