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Thread: Date rate prevention nail polish

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    Date rate prevention nail polish

    Students develop nail polish to detect date-rape drugs - The Washington Post

    To me, this seems like a great idea. It is a tool that can help women defend themselves against perverts who intend to use these kinds of drugs.

    Others see it differently.
    “Well-intentioned products like anti-rape nail polish can actually end up fueling victim blaming,” wrote Tara Culp-Ressler of Think Progress. “Any college students who don’t use the special polish could open themselves up to criticism for failing to do everything in their power to prevent rape.”
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Why would we want to prevent people from rating dates?


    Oh...wait a minute.....date RAPE prevention. Yeah, that's probably a good thing.

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    I found it interesting that 4 guys created it. I don't know how many women would actually do that, but it's brilliant.

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I found it interesting that 4 guys created it. I don't know how many women would actually do that, but it's brilliant.
    What's funny is the only person I actually personally know who has been slipped date rape drugs in their drink is a guy. When we were in Singapore, a friend of mine had some older Englishman slip something into his drink at the bar. He had to be taken almost immediately back to the ship and to medical, where they tested him for drugs and found one of these drugs in his system (not sure which, its been a while).
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    What's funny is the only person I actually personally know who has been slipped date rape drugs in their drink is a guy. When we were in Singapore, a friend of mine had some older Englishman slip something into his drink at the bar. He had to be taken almost immediately back to the ship and to medical, where they tested him for drugs and found one of these drugs in his system (not sure which, its been a while).
    My nephew got slipped something in Australia, got robbed and beaten severely.

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Students develop nail polish to detect date-rape drugs - The Washington Post

    To me, this seems like a great idea. It is a tool that can help women defend themselves against perverts who intend to use these kinds of drugs.

    Others see it differently.
    Seems like a good idea to me.

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    This is why you don't accept alcohol from strangers and why you never lose sight of your drink.

    Srsly, this is like, basic stuff. Whenever I left a glass on a table for a prolonged time, even in company I knew (unless like, long-time pals), I had made a judgement to abandon that drink. Pretend like it's not mine. I "abandoned" countless drinks this way. This is srsly basic stuff.

    Anyway, good invention. I hope it serves a lot of girls well and I hope that it leads to getting a lot of people who use date-rape drugs caught. It is a felony, right?

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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Great. Now I can tell when one of my asshole friends is planning on harvesting my other kidney, but I have to be a cross-dresser to use it. At least I won't be changing my usual attire!
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Great. Now I can tell when one of my asshole friends is planning on harvesting my other kidney, but I have to be a cross-dresser to use it. At least I won't be changing my usual attire!
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    Re: Date rate prevention nail polish

    Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault. They’re told to avoid wearing revealing clothing, travel in groups, make sure they don’t get too drunk, and always keep a close eye on their drink. Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discreetly slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever-growing checklist — something that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society.
    That way, rape isn’t just controlling me while I’m actually being assaulted — it controls me 24/7 because it limits my behavior. Solutions like these actually just recreate that. I don’t want to ****ing test my drink when I’m at the bar. That’s not the world I want to live in.”
    But I really wish that people were funneling all of this ingenuity and funding and interest into new ways to stop people from perpetrating violence, as opposed to trying to personally avoid it so that the predator in the bar rapes someone else.”
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    So some inginuitive scientifically gifted people figure out this useful means of dealing with the REALITY of the world we live in, and that's a bad thing because it "promotes rape culture" and because they spent their time doing this instead of finding a way to "stop people from perpetrating violence" (I guess through some sort of mind control, since these were science students and not sociologists?).


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