Date Rape-detecting nail polish

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Recently, four men at the NorthCarolina State University have developed a nail polish for women that candetect if their drinks have been spiked with date rape drugs by changingcolors. While most people are applauding this effort to prevent sexual assaults, some feminists are saying it doesn’t address the issue of rape culture; it misses the mark, they say.

While most studies show that daterape drugs aren’t used often to facilitate sexual assault, does this mean thatthe product isn’t a good idea?  Moreover,does Undercover Colors perpetuate rape culture? 

 

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Is a nail polish that can detect if your drink is spiked with date rape drugs a good idea or is it a short-sighted solution that doesn't address rape culture?
 This is a great idea. It's better to have more tools that can help prevent sexual assaults. Feminists are trying to find utopian-based solutions to this serious issue, and those never work out
 I don't know.
 No, it's well-intentioned, but still puts the onus of not being assaulted on women. Women shouldn't have to bear that burden. There should be more frank discussions about consent and ending rape culture in this country
 It’s a good short-term solution, but it isn’t the silver bullet to ending sexual assault in America. We need a serious discussion about this issue, but we shouldn’t discourage products, like Undercover Colors, that could potentially prevent some sexual assaults until we have a serious solution to the problem.

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