Ladies, Have You Heard About The New Anti-rape Nail Polish? Read This!

Published On: August 29, 2014, 10:21 pm (6 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Four male college students of the North Carolina State University (pictured above) are working on a new nail polish that protects women against sexual assault. It's called the rape prevention nail polish or the anti-rape nail polish. Now that's genius.

According to their facebook page, the aim of their company Undercover Colors, is "to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves. 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 colour, she'll know that something is wrong."

Kelly Oxford; a New York times Best Selling Author commended the idea: "This new nail polish that can detect the date rape drug is great if you think women aren't trying hard enough not to get raped."

Andrea Grimes, a Senior Political Reporter at RH Reality Check, pointed out on twitter that "Rape prevention nail polish sounds like a great idea but I'm not sure how you're going to get men to wear it."

And of course the invention was greeted with enough backlashes one would expect of such "strong" topic. So I got reactions from 3 different twitter users. Their say:

IjeomaOluo: Women raped by loved ones, family members, dates, friends. Women raped as war tactics. You think a polish would help them?

Lindywest: I am not really that into the "rape prevention" nail polish. how about women don't have to wear a special nail polish and dunk their fingers in every cocktail to not get raped. But "rape prevention nail polish" is the DEFINITION of "looking like you're helping." It's an impractical fix for ONE specific circumstance.

Ryan MacLean: Instead of finding real prevention methods it perpetuates the idea that women should be held responsible for not getting raped.

Posted: (6 years ago) at 29-08-2014 10:21 PM | Addicted Hero
Way to sell market, that is not the solution
Posted: (6 years ago) at 29-08-2014 11:29 PM | Upcoming
Posted: (6 years ago) at 29-08-2014 11:38 PM | Upcoming
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Posted: (6 years ago) at 29-08-2014 11:54 PM | Addicted Hero
Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 01:05 AM | Hero
huh baba ijebu people in the house

Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 03:34 AM | Addicted Hero
Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 04:26 AM | Hero
Hmmn... k oo!

Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 06:47 AM | Gistmaniac
 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 07:02 AM | Addicted Hero
Not impressed at all.
Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 07:07 AM | Upcoming
We will most probably IMPORT the MADE IN CHINA nail polish version which will invite rapists and not scare them off !!!!
Posted: (6 years ago) at 30-08-2014 07:10 AM | Gistmaniac
What happens to the women that get forcefully raped without being drugged?
Posted: (6 years ago) at 2-09-2014 09:16 AM | Upcoming
Is dat d solution?
Posted: (5 years ago) at 25-08-2015 11:15 AM | Addicted Hero