I'm Olesya, I'm Soviet Union born, America educated, France living. I'm an interior and lightning designer, run my own business in the South of France and raising two kids with my partner.
I was an abuse victim before a few times and that was sometimes humiliating, sometimes brutal experience, but I've managed to get through this. I had this idea about a 'social network meets trustpilot/glassdoor' where people can review their ex-partners and rate them for quite some time now and recently decided to give it a try.
The idea is simple. When you know someone who's abusing or harassing people, who's cheating on you, beating you, doesn't pay their alimony, you should have the ability to warn others, and most importantly, to expose them.
From my experience people do all these nasty things mainly because they feel like they have an impunity. But most of the time one simple call to police and a visit of officers can simmer them down. That's because they're cowards and care about their reputation or whatever left of it.
So my idea is that you can create a profile for such person, tell everything that happened, describe the situation and don't let them get away with it. Never. Do a favor to other people they might be dating and eventually abusing them too.
If it's a boss who is handsy, a child molester, an aggressive neighbor, they all belong to our database. If someone abuses people, it shouldn't be kept secret. It's just wrong to keep it secret.
The only legal problem here could be that SLAPP thing where they can sue you back and try to silence you, I don't know for now how to fight this but we're in contact with different activist groups in different countries trying to find a solution and support. We aim to keep our project free to use because it's all about truth and justice, not money.
Because the project is newly born, we haven't really tested it on a large scale, so any suggestion or input will be appreciated. We welcome any ideas or even critique. Especially critique. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, I'll be glad to answer.