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A startup thinks its product can ‘deter’ rape, advocates beg to differ

Professor Gall agrees, labelling the fire alarm analogy “an inappropriate justification” for trying to sell the product.

Ms Worth said the company is “taking advantage” of the #MeToo movement name to sell a product – a criticism which, while refuting that was her intention, Ms Campbell concedes may prompt her to change the company’s name.

Ms Worth believes the founders are well-intentioned, but warns they’re not doing survivors “any favours”.

“[The founder] is obviously concerned and tried to think of a way to make a hard situation easier for people,” Ms Worth says. “I think they have really good intentions but they need a better understanding of the entirety of this situation.”

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