How Technology Can Prevent Rape Essay

1131 Words Dec 15th, 2014 5 Pages
When reading an article that starts talking about a possible accessory to help prevent rape, I became very interested. As I kept reading the article the author started contradicting herself and bashing on the minute accessory that could save a life. Kerby may not think that a color changing nail polish is a reasonable way to prevent rape, but how could you not? How is something that is so small and so powerful not a reasonable thing to wear to save a life. I believe that we live in a time where technology can be used to prevent sexual assault. Let us begin with how this nail polish works. The nail polish is formulated to react with the date rape drug that could be laced in your drink. All you have to do is put the nail polish on a stir your drink with your finger to get the reaction. This nail polish will react…in the presence of Rohypnol (roofies) or GHB (G-juice), the two most commonly used date rape drugs.(page 1 paragraph 2). This genius invention was made by four male college students at North Carolina State University. Kerby does not agree that this technology is good enough to prevent a sexual assault from happening and she thinks it will just increase the chances of the assault. I was curious to see why she did not agree with their research and the product so I used the link in the third paragraph to understand the product better. The researchers and developers for Under Cover Colors have a gold mine right ‘on’ their fingers. I applaud them for wanting to stop rape…

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