By Natalia Atwal
Over the past few years America has seen a boom in incidents of date rape. Date rape in defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse and is impacting our society. According to a poll completed by the University of Sciences 1 in 4 college aged women face date rape or attempted date rape in their college years.
The date rape drug popularly know as “Roofies” causes dizziness and black outs. However four NC State college students have developed a nail polish that detects the presence of any date rape drug. The nail polish is called Undercover colors and can detect Rohypnol, Xanax and Gamma Hydroxybutyrate.
This little nail polish is unlike any other and is causing a stir in the world of women based blogs. Many believe the nail polish promotes the idea that women should be forced to protect themselves from rape. In the past blogs have theorized that it maybe beneficial to teach people why rape is wrong rather than teach people tips on how not to get raped. The idea that another human being can sexually assault someone and get away with it is the sad part of our reality. We must take a moment and realize that date rape effect 25% of college women and your chances of being date raped increases by four times if you are between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four. We live in a world where rape culture is a major culture and it is important to both teach and protect.
Every individual has the right to protect themselves, they have the right to take precaution if they feel it is necessary. We must come to the realization that rapists do exist and it is important for people to feel safe. We control our society so we have the power to teach the next generation that rape is wrong. We can only teach the next generation by prosecuting current rapists and encouraging people to report rape cases. In the meantime however this nail polish can act as a safety net for those who choose to indulge in this intelligent creation.