As it stands, the odds aren’t great.
In the US, we can prove 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men report sexual violence within their lifetimes. According to RAINN, 68% of sexual assaults are never reported.
Why? There are many reasons. Victims already know their attackers in 4 out of 5 cases and they fear that no one will believe them. Women and men who try to report their assaults are put through a legal ringer that is emotionally exhausting. Often they are made to feel ashamed as if they did something wrong. And despite having the courage to stand up to their attackers, victims only see 3% of rapists go to jail.
It’s hard to imagine the faces behind these statistics.
Still, data shows we have reason to be optimistic. Most people are good. It is a small group committing atrocities and we can stand up to them.
Revolar will play a huge role in empowering individuals to stand against the odds by helping those who feel vulnerable have their voices heard.
Our first product is a small, discreet wearable device that lets your loved ones know you need their help and sends them your live location—at the touch of a button. To use your Revolar device, you first sync it to our smart phone app and then select your emergency contacts.
Our product has different levels of alerts for different situations because we know that safety is nuanced. It also comes in a variety of colors and can be clipped and hidden under clothing or attached to your keychain.
From awkward Tinder dates to health concerns, many survivors reported being uncomfortable and that their instincts were telling them that something was wrong, but they felt conflicted because they did not want to be rude. We want to empower people to trust their instincts. If a situation is making you feel uncomfortable, one push of your Revolar sends a yellow alert, which tells your loved ones: “call me and here’s my location.”
Revolar is not a 24/7 tracker; we believe in respecting your privacy and we only send your location information when you’ve pressed the button.
Instead, think of Revolar as an empowerment tool. We want you to live the way you want to live, go where you want to go, and do the things you want to do. Now you can live, go, and do with a little extra comfort. We sell a product that we don’t actually want to use. Nonetheless, we’ve got your back.
- Jackie, Founder & CEO