Anti-groping software comes to Japanese cellphones

In the ever-expanding world of polite passive aggressiveness from Japan comes the cellphone capable of dirty looks. It seems that some dirty men from the land of the rising sun grope young females semi-anonlymously on Tokyo’s subways. Rather than call blatant attention to the pervs, the victim can now hold up their cellphone with phrases like “Groping is a crime!” to the assailants. That’ll stop ’em.

But seriously, it’s a step in the right direction, but I’d like one of these women to spend one day in the NYC subway system. Instead of a tactful message, they’d get maced. I still can’t eat mexican food.

Cell Phone Software Threatens Gropers [PetSugar]