Why “anti-rape” nail polish is empowering, not victim-blaming

anti rape nail polishA talented team of students from North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish called ‘Undercover Colors‘. As well as making your nails look pretty, the polish will also change colour in the presence of date rape drugs if your drink has been spiked. To double check your beverage is safe, all the wearer needs to do is dip a finger into the drink and give it a stir.

From their Facebook page, “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.” Continue reading