Undercover Colors: 4 North Carolina State University Students Create A Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Four men at North Carolina State University have come up with a product that, they think, will help curb the amount of sexual assaults where a woman has Rohypnol, Xanax or GHB slipped into her drink. That’s because the nail polish that they’ve created, Undercover Colors, changes color when it comes into contact with any of these substances!

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Detecting a drink that has been tampered with will be as easy as stirring your finger in your drink, which most people end up doing anyway because of those annoying straws that bartenders feel the need to put in drinks.

They call themselves, “the first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault” because the aim of their company is to “invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime.” 

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A few people have taken issue with this partial “solution” to the problem of sexual assault, they cite the fact that of  the majority of sexual assaults reported on campus, “just about 2.4 percent of female undergrads who had been sexually assaulted suspected they had been slipped a drug.”

While some people will complain that this just creates another thing women will be blamed for not doing, in the event that something unfortunate happens, I think that it’s important that steps are being taken to try and curb the problem. Even if it is incremental.