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I had this idea some time ago and I'd like to know what you think.

Basically, my idea was to create a crowdsourced map for women, something similar to this https://hoodmaps.com/ where women can highlight areas that might be dangerous, such as certain neighbourhoods or places where known rapists and creeps live or prowl. What do you think?

EDIT: Seeing as this was so well received I will give this a try this weekend or next week when I have time.

I had this idea some time ago and I'd like to know what you think. Basically, my idea was to create a crowdsourced map for women, something similar to this https://hoodmaps.com/ where women can highlight areas that might be dangerous, such as certain neighbourhoods or places where known rapists and creeps live or prowl. What do you think? EDIT: Seeing as this was so well received I will give this a try this weekend or next week when I have time.

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This is a good idea. Maybe we can also have a Women's Green Book to highlight establishments like gyms that protect female patrons by keeping spaces single sex

That would be great, and using statistics of violence against women in those areas, even number of reported assaults/rate of hidden cams/catcalling etc. If nothing else it would be a good way for women to go into an area with eyes wide open, instead dog being blindsided. Knowledge is power for sure.

Oh my Goddess... my neighborhood on that map is labeled "Mexico," which, okay, but then we have "Here be dragons," "Nights here are like the purge," and "red light district," and yet my rent is still skyrocketing.

I think a map for women would be nice, we have had multiple issues on our neighborhood groups with the same creepy cashier guy harassing many women and girls until finally enough of us saw each other's stories and complained to his manager at once.