Cal-Berkeley Refuses to Test Anti-Rape Wearable Alarm

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The College Fix has more on this:

Robocopp is marketing its first product, the “Grenade” wearable alarm, to local college students as a personal-safety device that can guard them against sexual assault as well as muggings.

Grenade’s reliance on users to activate the alarm – affirmatively defending themselves – may explain why the nearby University of California-Berkeley has chosen not to make bulk purchases of the Grenade for students as part of its sexual-assault prevention efforts.

The school “is being sued and scrutinized because they’ve done nothing to help address [sexual] assault, let alone end it,” Robocopp co-founder Sam Mansen told The College Fix in an email interview. “They have chosen to bury their heads in the sand and ignore the problem” rather than give students tools to defend themselves.