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Posted 11/19/16 , edited 11/19/16
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-28958365




Four male college students at the North Carolina State University are developing a new kind of nail polish that changes colour in the presence of date-rape drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol.



The goal of their company, Undercover Colors, is "to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves," specifically against sexual assault, they said on their Facebook Page.
"With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger," they said. "If her nail polish changes colour, she'll know that something is wrong."
Undercover Colors initially garnered praise, with hundreds of thousands of likes and shares across Facebook and Twitter.
"There are already bulky devices that can be used to test drinks for date rape drugs," writes Adam Clark Estes for Gizmodo .
"But it's not necessarily easy to carry these things around on a night out and whip them out at bars."
However, the inevitable internet backlash came from a surprising source - anti-rape advocates.




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Posted 11/19/16
well that's handy.
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Posted 11/19/16
Unfortunately (?) drug facilitated rape (excluding alcohol) is actually pretty uncommon so the utility of this is limited. Still an interesting idea but it is unlikely to actually help much.
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Posted 11/19/16

HateKillingCamels wrote:

well that's handy.


puns...



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Posted 11/19/16 , edited 11/19/16

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I'm always pleasantly surprised to see public acknowledgement that men can also be the victims of rape.
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Posted 11/19/16
It isn't done too often with drugs in drinks and is putting responsibility on the victim again.. but if it makes you feel safer go for it. And men can wear nail polish.. and a clear polish would barely be visible.
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Posted 11/19/16
Although this is done in good faith, it pisses me off that shit like this needs to be invented.
Posted 11/19/16
I been drug before but of course is the females who need it.
Well I guess I wear it when I go to parties.
PS just watch when a drug is invented that can pass undetected and they get sue.
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Posted 11/19/16
they are not saying it can detect all drugs though but common ones like roofies
and they are probably focusing on women because of the majority of the rape victims being women, having a clear target group helps the selling.. but i do agree they could have just made it gender neutral
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Posted 11/19/16
Really....Gender Neutral? its fucking nail polish anyone or thing with nails can use it.
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Posted 11/19/16
Nice.

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Posted 11/19/16 , edited 11/19/16

PrinceJudar wrote:

Nice.





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Posted 11/19/16
So it changes from pink to black when in the presence of drugs like this? I dunno, I see some pretty bad misunderstandings arising from this. Women wear black nail polish sometimes, last I checked.
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Posted 11/19/16
The comment made by Andrea Grimes isn't that men won't wear the nail polish. It's stating that men are the cause of rape and women should not have to wear nail polish to prevent it. Men should be controlled to prevent it.
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Posted 11/19/16

octorockandroll wrote:

So it changes from pink to black when in the presence of drugs like this? I dunno, I see some pretty bad misunderstandings arising from this. Women wear black nail polish sometimes, last I checked.


Not sure what you're going for, here. The person wearing the nail polish dips their finger into the drink to test it. They will know about the change.

Not sure what you're thinking.

I'm confused.
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