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Betsy commented on Anti-rape device

While I think these products awful and wouldn't want them near me - I do wonder though about the wisdom of folk tales and mythology around "dentata" Might the belief that women are using these products in a widespread way curb attacks? Wouldn't the idea of potential castration/mutilation be a deterrent? I think of home security systems and how often people don't actually have them, but put the signs up in their yard as a deterrent. What if there was some sort of clothing that would indicate that this woman is 'armed' Here is another product: http://jezebel.com/5158646/anti-rape-products-seek-to-open-dialogue-protect-against-rape

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Betsy commented on Peregrine Falcon v. Starling...Winner?

Also in terms of biomimicry & high-tech design. These designers created a helmet that is deployed only when danger is sensed:

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/invisible-bicycle-helmet-airbag-head-f2D11599972

What sort of technology could sense danger and respond immediately for women in urban environments? How can something this high-tech be made affordable and accessible?

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Betsy commented on Peregrine Falcon v. Starling...Winner?

This thread reminded me of another safety initiative that has been successful & easily replicated: http://www.walkingschoolbus.org/