Date Rape Drugs Detected by Nail Polish? [Video]

Date Rape
Date rape using drugs to render the victim helpless to stop the attack are on the rise, and four college students have invented a nail polish that will detect many common drugs by a quick swirl of the drink with a finger. Three of the most common drugs used in the intentional violation of women are Xanax, GHB and Rohypnol and they can be detected by this overcoat of polish. Four college men invented this, as they say they have all known of someone who has been violated in this way. They want to empower women with something that will allow them to further protect themselves.

Women’s advocate groups are speaking out about this, and it is not to sing its praises. Many believe that this will firmly implant an image of the women being at fault and that the solution to date rape is to place the focus solely on the perpetrator. The Rape Crisis Center believes this type of product makes the assumption that it is the women’s fault, and that they need to assume the responsibility to stop it.  The men believe that this could possibly help find those that use this quiet and menacing way of forcing themselves onto unsuspecting women.

The four men, pictured above, went to college in South Carolina, and that is where Undercover Colors began. With the support of their Facebook fans and other contributors they have a full staff working on the development of this product for consumer direct purchase. They have teamed up with pd-id which has also invented a way to detect date rape drugs within a cocktail.  The chemists are working full-time on making this date rape drug detector something that every college age woman can have, as they are the highest risk for this type of malevolent behavior. The support has been overwhelming as hundreds of thousands disagree with the experts, and believe that being able to protect yourself is the first step in stopping what has become a real and present threat to millions of women.

In the UK, a poll was taken by 2000 women, and the statistics were frightening. One out of every five women believe that they have had their drink spiked with a roofie. One of every three women admit that they have left their cocktail unattended while at a bar. Over 50 percent of the women that participated in the survey are concerned about having their drink spiked with a date rape drug. A staggering 81 percent of women that believe their drinks had been spiked did not report the incident to police, and a large percentage of women believe that being drunk is the reason, at least partially, for being assaulted sexually. One of every six women reported that they have been a victim of rape under the influence of a date rape drug.

Women have long been scrutinized for being a victim of rape, and their violators have long been blaming their actions and that drinking was  directly related to how they were put in the position in the first place. A simple swirl of the drink to detect a drug seems to be something that women are looking for. It is a visual sign of malicious intent, and women out in a group would be better able to protect themselves by watching out for each other, simply by looking at their fingernails.

By Kristi Cereska

Sources:
Newsweek
pd-id
Facebook
Women’s Health

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