Undercover Colors is a new company with a very unique product, it was founded by these 4 gentleman.
The company manufactures a nail polish that will change colors in the presence of date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB.
This makes it possible for women to secretively test their drink by simply stirring it with a finger. If the mail polish confirms the presence of such drugs by changing color!
From the company’s website:
“…Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught. In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. We are Undercover Colors and we are the first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault.”
To make a donation and help this company continue its very important work, go to: Undercover Donations!
There has been a lot of discussion that the existence of a product such as this one somehow endorses or normalizes rape. That this product contributes to a culture of rape. I politely, but firmly, disagree. Saying that a product that could help women avoid being drugged and raped normalizes or endorses rape is akin to saying that buying door locks and an alarm system for your house somehow endorses or normalizes burglary. There is no need to conflate prevention of a crime with its normalization. I recognize and agree that additional education for boys and girls, especially those of college age, would go a long way to preventing such assaults. However, I would point out that we all know that murder is wrong (I think society has covered that one pretty well) and yet it still occurs.
Your opinion may vary, but I would rather exercise a little bit of prevention than stand on my conviction that such prevention shouldn’t be necessary. Police wear bullet proof vests, not because they will be shot, because they might be shot; are their preventative actions contributing to a murder culture?
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