A new nail varnish has been invented by students at the North Carolina State University to detect date-rape drugs like GHB and Rohypnol. To do this, the nail varnish changes colour when stirred in a dodgy drink. They have formed a company called Undercover Colours and have said on their Facebook page that their aim is “to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves”. Although this seems like something that would do well on Dragon’s Den, many people have taken to the web to criticise the feminine invention.
This whole anti-rape nail varnish farce is really ripping my knitting. It forgets women are usually raped by people they know.
— Illustrated Lawyer (@illustratedlaw) August 28, 2014
That anti-rape nail varnish is just going to be another thing that gets women the blame for them getting raped.
— kate (@ofgl0ry) August 28, 2014
This rape nail varnish shit is just a way to make money from RAPE? For free would fully support but fuck that
— Dufrais (@manlykmax) August 28, 2014
This also will give women the upper hand on a game of minesweeping. Personally, my drink never leaves my face once I buy it but surely something that is supposed to protect women couldn’t hurt, right? Let us know what you think!