In modern society, the concept of “roofies” to incapacitate a female victim is way too common. This drug remains illegal within the United States and as you may have guessed, this has not stopped people from finding the drug and using it for highly nefarious purposes. This drug has become associated with date rape and some men have been secretly placing the substance in women’s beverages in a disgusting attempt to weaken their defenses so they can take advantage of them. A nightmare for a woman!
So, four young men decided that enough was enough and they came up with a brilliant invention that will allow women remain safe. This invention is a big step when it comes to women’s safety.
They developed a new form of nail polish for women to wear and all you have to do when you fear if your drink has been drugged, is to dip your fingertip and wait to see if the nail polish changes color.
The nail polish has yet to be released for mass consumption but the four men are keeping interested observers completely up to date by providing progress on their website, Facebook and Instagram. They also have a transparent form of the nail polish which can be used not only by a woman but by men too.
While this invention can help detect if a drink has been spiked or not, it does not prevent or look at the reasons why men prey on women. It could also cause more harm if a woman is attacked and she was was not wearing her ‘special nail polish’. In this patriarchal society, blame is too often placed on the victim, with questions such as what were you wearing?
In this patriarchal society, blame is too often placed on the victim, with questions such as ‘what were you wearing?’, ‘what did you expect walking home alone?’, ‘were you drinking?’ and now, why weren’t you wearing your special nail polish?’
While any invention that can be used for good should be welcomed, this cannot be lauded as soloution to an endemic problem in our society.