Four North Carolina State University Students are working on a solution to the use of spiked drinks for date rape. They’re developing a nail polish that exhibits a color change when exposed to such things as Rohypnol, GHB and Xanax, which are sometimes used to tranquilize a woman so that she can be sexually abused. The prospective product is funded by the school’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, and is further described as Undercover Colors on Facebook, and the newly formed company is seeking further donations to produce nail polish.
Most telling is a response coming from the left, (which traditionally abhors a solution). Rebecca Nagle of “FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture, and Tracey Vitchers of SAFER appear not to like any rape solution that involves self defense on the part of the woman. Activists who would scoff at the idea of education for sexual abstinence, paradoxically believe that guys who “at risk for committing sexual assault” (sic) can be educated to avoid this practice.
Pharmer, always a fan of self defense and any measure that helps to solve the problem, congratulates the four students, Stephen Gray, Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney, on their creativity and wishes them success.