Women Fight Back with Chikan Brand


Japanese researchers striving to rid the nation’s trains of the menacing gropers who supposedly infest them have developed a novel countermeasure: a sticker victims can use to stamp the hands of chikan with a red “X,” allowing them to be readily found in a crowd.

The ink used is said to be highly difficult to remove from the skin, posing a severe problem to anyone so marked.

There is some concern that in the process of branding an assailant, innocent bystanders in the vicinity could be marked with the ink, to say nothing of the possibility of unscrupulous women branding innocent men for fun or profit.

The possibility of assailants wearing disposable gloves also seems not to have entered into the equation…

Via Gigazine.

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