August 28, 2014

first off, i want to say it's awesome that there is a fingernail polish that can detect date rape drugs, and i'm super impressed and excited that a group of college guys took the initiative to help prevent rape in a really creative way. BUT i struggle with there being yet another thing that women are supposed to do/wear/buy to avoid sexual assault. taking measures to protect yourself is GREAT. buddy systems, self defense classes, nail polish, chastity belts, whatever! go for it! but rape victims are already unfairly asked why they wore what they wore, why they were where they were, why they drank what they drank, etc, and my concern is that "why wasn't she wearing that nail polish?" will be added to the list of victim-blaming questions.