Friday, July 15, 2011

when prevention isn't

Hardly seemed possible, but they've finally found something more useless than a whistle.

Getting raped? Be sure to arm yourself with a smartphone - because the White House will soon have an app for that.

Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, director of multicultural efforts to end sexual assault at Purdue University, has some design suggestions:

“Maybe people could add more components to it to ask people to confront their beliefs,” about what causes sexual assault, she said—like building an app that resembles Angry Birds. “Is there some kind of bird you can fling against misogynistic attitudes?”

Sigh. 

Isn't there some sort of device that would fling heavy metal projectiles at high rates of speed directly at, and hopefully through the vital organs of, your attacker?

(Radical idea, I know, but I suspect it could be very effective.)

25 comments:

Mike W. said...

Something so stupid and ineffective only the Obama administration could think it up....

Matthew said...

Breda creates the first app for those of us who (still) don't have a smartphone:

"Angry Bullets"

TBeck said...

I'm surprised that they aren't advocating a squeeze bulb filled with lemon juice.

Lila said...

Bwwahahahaha. I bet it is downloaded like crazy and does nothing to prevent crap. Tax dollars at work.

Hil said...

"Director of multicultural efforts to end sexual assault" might be one of the silliest titles I've heard in a while. No surprise she's advocating a silly idea....

DirtCrashr said...

“Is there some kind of bird you can fling against misogynistic attitudes?”
What has *attitude* ever had anything to do with rape?
One is a mental pose or posture, the other is a physical act. Is she so utterly devoid of common sense? Is this what emerges from the University cocoon nowadays, completely useless idiots bent on "raising awareness"?

Eck! said...

While I think the idea is largely stupid.. There is a grain of something there.

Most people wander around in condition white (oblivious of danger or potential danger) and when confronted with a situation that could be hostile they go
to panic or worse no reaction at all.

Now if we could get people to pay attention so that they might, just might, notice where they are or what they are doing is wandering into orange territory it might help. As in time to proceed with "feet get me out of here".

Eck!

Mikael said...

Re Eck!: I doubt a smartphone app is the thing for giving people situational awareness, more likely detract from it(they're too busy with their phone).

Pop N Fresh said...

forget the app, if they made a metal otterbox with a spike on it that would be a good anti-rape tool

instinct said...

OMFG... just when I thought the level of stupid in the White House had reached it's peak, they surpass all expectations yet again.

diesel smoke said...

This bring up and idea.
A tazer app. I might work on that.
My tazer would look like a jacobs ladder. Not to much to clean up after.


DS

Bubblehead Les. said...

Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work.

BTW, there's BEEN an App available for Years. It's called "911" Put it on your Speed Dial, and tell the Armed Personnel who are on the way to help you where to pick up the Perp's Body.

Tam said...

Every time I think I've lost my capacity to be stunned by idiocy, I get proven wrong.

This is the most breathtakingly naive and ignorant idea I've seen in... in... well, a long time. I mean Kucinich's "Peace Department" tops it, but just barely.

Ed Rasimus said...

Why did it bring this joke to mind:

The Ohio State Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and golfers to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while hiking.

They advise people to wear noise producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bear unexpectedly. They also advise carrying pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear activity and know the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.

Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper spray

Old NFO said...

We're broke and they are spending money on s**t like this??? damn...

Joseph said...

This comment is just as good, from the same source:

"However, she added, an app that calls on female students to take preventative measures has its shortcomings. It relies on women recognizing when they are at risk and does not change the attitude that the burden to avoid assault is on women."

In other words, it sounds to me like being alert and aware of what is around you is...oh, a BAD thing? Because it's more important that the bad guy change his attitude instead.

Rapists don't change attitudes. The repeat offense rate is very high. However, perforating vital organs usually works well.

How do people like this manage to function in the real world? I mean, they really don't have a clue.

2a3a4a54-b06a-11e0-b0c2-000bcdca4d7a said...

The US Navy has come up with the solution. They posted it on their Facebook page.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267599_10150207776267823_74281347822_7224504_569381_n.jpg

stay safe.

Eck! said...

Mikael, I'm inclined to agree.

it's just me hoping the sheeple will pull their heads out of the dark regions and look around.

As to the department of unicorns and their gumdrop poop, I sincerely believe they have lost all ability for critical thought.

Eck!

Firehand said...

Speaking of the projectiles idea,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1_NY4n2rg0

Mattexian said...

"Angry bullets"? Well, there was a time when I spoke of using my pistol for protection as "unleashing a dozen angry bees."

atlharp said...

“Is there some kind of bird you can fling against misogynistic attitudes?”



Yes, but in the case of the Left that would be self-inflicted wound. Either way, this is a great reason why some people should never be allowed around when adults are working.

Don M said...

What these guys want is an app with two modes:

Mode 1: identifies women (and men) who have not yet been raped, and vectors likely rapists to correct that condition.

Mode 2: organizes focus groups of women (and men) who have been raped, under the care and supervision of a Democrat community activist, to reinforce how much Democrats care about women who have been raped, and further to point out how the uncaring people not in focus groups are by trying to keep their status as "unraped".

Just a note: The government operates centers where people who have not been raped can have that condition corrected. Those centers are called "Prisons".

Doc Merlin said...

Effective prevention puts them (those who make money from publicizing the problem of rape) out of a job.

Sid said...

A good sexual assault prevention class would begin with a few administrative notes like:

- for those of you qualifying with semi-automatics, there will be a few more questions related to the mechanics of your particular weapon.

- for those of you using a Taser, you will NOT have to be tased in class. That is a requirement for law enforcement officers and not civilians.

Bill Caffrey - HCA Editor said...

I'm stunned nearly speechless. Can the WH get any more clueless to the real world?

I thought at least an app that calls 911 and provides your GPS location would be reasonable.

Better would be an app that calls 911, provides your position, says "there has been a shooting incident" and requests police and EMS ... "and please bring a bucket and mop."