More Proof (Not That It's Needed) That Liberal Feminists Are CRAY

See these four happy fellows?

According to this (external - login to view), these four students from the Materials Science & Engineering Department at North Carolina State University have Actually Invented a nail polish that will change color when it comes into contact with drugs commonly known as "date rape drugs" like Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB.

I don't know about you all, but I think that's kind of awesome. The nail poish is called Undercover Colors, and it's being marketed as "The First Fashion Company Empowering Women to Prevent Sexual Assault." The idea is that if a woman is wearing this polish, she can use a finger to stir her drink before consuming it, and she'll then know right away if her drink has been spiked by someone. The guys had this to say:
While date rape drugs are often used to facilitate sexual assault, very little science exists for their detection. Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime.
For our first product, we are developing a nail polish that changes color when it comes into contact with date-rape drugs. With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes color, she’ll know that something is wrong.
I mean, seriously, how cool is that? How cool is it that these four guys care enough about women that they have spent their time coming up with a product that can actually help women look out for themselves in a way that hasn't been possible before? The team received $100k from an investor who saw their demo and loved the idea. They also won a contest (and another $11k) held by NC State's Entrepreneurship Initiative.

When one of them was asked why they created the nail polish, the response was, "All of us have been close to someone who has been through the terrible experience, and we began to focus on preventive solutions, especially those that could be integrated into products that women already use. And so the idea of creating a nail polish that detects date rape drugs was born.”

That makes me totally want to hug all of them. And naturally, it makes liberal feminists furious. (external - login to view)

oh the articles yourself:

More Proof (Not That It's Needed) That Liberal Feminists Are CRAY. - Chicks on the Right (external - login to view)

Some questions about Undercover Colors anti-rape nail polish (external - login to view)
Right on

If it wasn't for white males. Feminists would still be living in dirt huts
Feminists are jealous because no guy even wants to hit on them.
Those opinion pieces are s-h-i-t. The woman writing the first one is a b-i-t-c-h.
There are conservative feminists?
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There are conservative feminists?

In the kitchen. Where they belong.
El Barto
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I dunno maybe a real feminist would buy her own drink instead of getting it from a stranger?

Cudos in the nail polish idea
Quote: Originally Posted by GrievousView Post

There are conservative feminists?

At the very least, it shows the word feminist is being redeemed. They have to divide feminists into ones they like and ones they don't like. How would you define a conservative feminist?

You shouldn't have to take measures to prevent being a victim of any crime. We should focus our energy on ending the crime itself. Of course, this is impossible, but a lot of feminists refuse to give up ground on the idea because most anti-feminists easily take that as an invitation to place all blame on the victim. As if rape were a force of nature and you got rained on for not bringing an umbrella. It's a matter of polarized debate.

Although this nail polish seems like a good idea, it's just another thing to add to list of victim-blaming questions women get when they report a sexual assault. "Was she drunk? How was she dressed? Did she go out alone? Was she flirty? Did she remember to wear her date rape nail polish?" Meanwhile, the actual problem of how women are seen in society as the recipient objects of male desire - from harassment to rape - is unaddressed, ignored, or even denied.
Ron in Regina
You shouldn't have to take measures to prevent being a victim of any crime, but
we all do everyday. We lock the doors to our homes when we leave them, and
the doors of our cars when we're not in them. Most don't leave their wallets on
the dash of their vehicles parked on the street (doors locked or not) when they
leave their vehicles.

Crime is a reality. It just is, and it isn't right, but it is real. Minimizing the odds of
becoming a victim as long as it doesn't adversely affect your life is just reducing
the odds. Situational awareness is the best tool in the arsenal of not becoming a
victim of a crime, and this 'nail polish' is just another tool in the box, just like not
leaving the empty box from your new 60" TV laying out beside the garbage bin
behind your house, or any of the other multitude of small things that add up over
the coarse of our day to day living that increases our personal security by try'n
to decrease the odds of becoming a victim of any crime.
Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

You shouldn't have to take measures to prevent being a victim of any crime.

In an ideal world, no you shouldn't. But last time I checked we didn't live in an ideal world.

Having or developing mechanisms to reduce risk does not stop anyone from focusing on preventing crime from happening in the first place. It's not an either or situation.

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