BY CLAIRISSA MYATT
It is estimated that a woman is raped every two seconds. One out of every four women has experienced sexual violence.
Recently, four male college students at North Carolina State University decided that number was far too great and decided to attempt to put an end to this serious problem.
The students introduced Undercover Colors to the public, a nail polish that notifies women that their drink is mixed with date rape drugs. It is as simple as stirring a drink with the painted finger. Chemicals in the polish detect Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB, all chemicals found in date rape drugs.
“This is a great idea because you cannot really trust just any guy when you go out,” said Tieri Erasito, sophomore. “It is a good, discrete way of testing if they put something in your drink.”
The news of this new polish was released by a popular online youth publication, “Elite Daily.” Titling themselves as the voices of Generation-Y, the news of this creation spread and suddenly women everywhere are curious as to where they can buy this potentially life saving product.
Although the polish is still not on the market, the company is getting close in its efforts to release its first demo. Undercover Colors asks for support from people everywhere so they can get thisproduct on the market as soon as possible.
The company has created a support page on Facebook in order to stay in contact with consumers. Simply type “Undercover Colors” into the search bar to see what they are all about.
The company’s main goal is stated by the creators themselves,
“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 donate to this worthy project, please visit: https://undercovercolors.cloverdonations.com/uc-donations-page/.