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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    You know, what's kind of messed up about this is that I can see both sides of it.

    We have many things designed to protect people from certain kinds of infringements, not just rape. And for the most part, no one blames the victim if they get robbed and they don't have a taser, or whatever. None of us are perfect all the time, not everyone knows what their options are, and at the end of the day, it's the criminal's fault, not yours. And we know that. We don't have this stuff to pretend it's not the criminal's fault. We have this stuff because the world is imperfect.

    But people really do blame rape survivors for what they did or didn't do during their assault. We do.

    If they were out after 10, if they wore a skirt, if they had even one drink -- whatever -- we blame them as a culture for being raped. Some of the more disgusting people even trying to guilt them for "ruining" their rapists lives if they press charges.

    But I'd much rather have this nail polish than some of the "rape undies" I've seen lately -- glorified chastity belts. The message that sends just makes me want to cry. I actually really like the idea of a sly and intelligent way to outsmart dosers.

    But let's not pretend there isn't a real issue of rape culture here, and that are our culture might not blame a woman for not having this nail polish on her, or whatever, because it HAS and it DOES.

    So what are we going to do about that?



    This actually just happened to me as well a couple weeks ago (well, around me).

    My next door neighbor got slipped something while he was out with his girlfriend. I think the dickhead was aiming for her and got him, or maybe both of them so he could rob him and do... whatever... to her.

    Because he's a horse of a man, he was able to kind of stumble around for a few hours, but he has no idea what happened. Lost his keys, his phone, his wallet, and didn't know where his girlfriend was. Showed up at the complex at 3 in the morning and rang my doorbell in desperation. He was really freaked out.

    I don't know if the drugger got her too or what, but he did eventually find her. I let him know I was around if he needed anything, but I don't know what happened after that. Scary as hell.

    Sometimes guys get hit by accident, sometimes on purpose for the purposes of mugging or just torture, but it certainly happens.

    Like others here, I never leave my drink. If I MUST leave it out of sight, it goes behind the counter, unless I'm out with one of about 3 people I trust to pay attention to it. Otherwise it gets ditched.

    I've just dragged too many incapacitated people out of bars, men and women both.
    We can actually get in trouble if we pop on a drug test for a date rape drug without having reported like my friend did. It really is a bad policy I believe. It means that someone might have avoided being raped or robbed or whatever just to get kicked out of the military because they didn't realize they had been drugged rather than just tipsy or drunk.

    I've always thrown away my drinks if I leave it alone without someone I trust watching it. I don't have to worry about it much anymore, since I always go out with people I trust. I used to go out alone though before I met my husband, while living in Hawaii. I definitely didn't drink anything I left then. I almost always just took my drinks with me or simply figured it wasn't worth it. Probably one of the reasons I drank a lot of water and soda. Cheaper and I knew what I was supposed to feel like at the end of the night.
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by no_name View Post
    I don't go to bars but I drink alcohol at home. Safer that way.
    I'm seventeen and have no social life, so I just use a couple forums instead of drinking. So lonely...
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    We can actually get in trouble if we pop on a drug test for a date rape drug without having reported like my friend did. It really is a bad policy I believe. It means that someone might have avoided being raped or robbed or whatever just to get kicked out of the military because they didn't realize they had been drugged rather than just tipsy or drunk.

    I've always thrown away my drinks if I leave it alone without someone I trust watching it. I don't have to worry about it much anymore, since I always go out with people I trust. I used to go out alone though before I met my husband, while living in Hawaii. I definitely didn't drink anything I left then. I almost always just took my drinks with me or simply figured it wasn't worth it. Probably one of the reasons I drank a lot of water and soda. Cheaper and I knew what I was supposed to feel like at the end of the night.
    Yeah, that's definitely a bad policy.

    My neighbor wasn't sure what had happened. Like a lot of guys, he didn't expect to get dosed. But he only remembers having 2 drinks, and being almost 6 and a half feet tall, that's barely enough for a buzz, much less a 6-hour blackout. And he was out to relax, not at a party getting blitzed. He really had no clue what happened.

    But he looked pretty straight to me and didn't really smell of alcohol at all. I came to the conclusion pretty fast, given the combination of lack of intoxication and that his girlfriend was missing and his valuables were gone but his clothes looked otherwise untouched. And he went white as a ghost once he realized that was the most likely explanation.

    I've actually never been dosed. I got lucky for about a year, until I saw it enough times to get paranoid about it. Still makes my heart sink every time.

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    I'm seventeen and have no social life, so I just use a couple forums instead of drinking. So lonely...
    Well, I'm 1700 and have no social life. So I drink alone.

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by no_name View Post
    Well, I'm 1700 and have no social life. So I drink alone.
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

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    Sure. Wine keeps me young.

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