Saturday, August 08, 2015

Self-defense umbrella given out to women in India

Married women, living alone in India, risk being attacked when they go to collect remittances from their husbands who work abroad. Vodafone will send "self-defense umbrellas" to recipients of money sent with their M-Pesa mobile money transfer service. It comes with pictorial references of self-defense techniques and how they can be used to fight off an attacker.

Seriously, how helpful is this? Surely there must be a better way of protecting women than pictures on an umbrella.

Via Boing Boing

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