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Belgium bashing homophobia in version 2.0

(Blogmensgo, January 30, 2012) In Belgium, the English Association of Outrage against homophobia and a famous advertising agency launched a free application for smartphones to fight against verbal or physical homophobic abuse. The application for iPhone or Android, entitled Bashing, can report cases of assault and place them on a zoomable map with a GPS system.

Bashing the application uses ... if the attackers did not steal your smartphone. © Bashing.be.

After downloading the application from the Apple Store or the Android Market,mobinaute can send a statement of bashing briefly describing the facts of which he or she was the witness or victim. This is not a handrail use policeman because the mapping (such as Google Map) and the description of the incidents are not subject to any verification.

The description can take a minimalist appearance (verbal aggression in one place) or much more detailed. Unless a direct quote of homophobic slur, the relationship of the facts appears in English only.

Critics believe that the application sets the stage for Bashing mythomaniacs, as reports of aggression can be made anonymously. Others deplore the potentially stigmatizing Bashing, for example against such city or neighborhood often such community often involved in acts of homophobia.

Philca & Matt / MensGo

(via the RTBF)

This article has been translated from our French blog.  To view the original, click here.

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