Date Rape Drug Nail Polish Explained

The cutest guy in the room walks up to you out of the darkness of a cramped basement and asks if you would like a drink.  Do you take the red cup as a kind gesture, or do you run for the door?  You may not have to decide anymore, your nail polish can do it for you!  Students at North Carolina State University have developed a polish that changes color when it comes into contact with date rape drugs.  All the woman wearing it would have to do is swirl her finger in her drink and wait for a color change.

As a college student, I am constantly aware of the all too prevalent problem of date rape drugs that seem to have a presence at all those too dark, too hot basement and frat parties.  While I believe that men should be educated on respect and the consequences of sexual abuse, rather than woman constantly finding ways to protect themselves, this is an amazing invention that could help minimize the amount of dangerous situations young women get themselves into.date rape nail polish

This product, which the four students who created it are calling Undercover Colors, is still in early stages of development, but is expected to be popular if and when it hits the market.  There are already interested investors and the response online has been, in general, very positive.

So, is this product going to solve the problem of sexual assault all together?  Unfortunately, we have a long way to go before getting the blame off of the women who have been assaulted and start putting more responsibility on the men who are committing the crimes.  Products, such as a nail polish clearly marked towards women, seem to promote the idea that we are the ones who need to be careful and stop being stupid.  I would argue that it is a much worse act to give a date rape drug than to take it, and until this idea is implemented into society, there will be no change.

Until then, we have these brilliant students who are helping to reduce the problem as best they can.  I am looking forward to seeing what their future has in store for them, and for their product.

http://www.newsweek.com/controversy-over-nail-varnish-date-rape-drug-detector-267126

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