Help girls and stop scumbags
You know, feminists were outraged by these fellows because they were actually doing something instead of getting behind them and yelling "tell men not to rape". Not making this up, people.
@Ryzzmac, it'd be nice to live in a fairytale world where you could tell people not to be malicious and they wouldn't. But bad people are going to do bad things. Like you said, at least they're providing a solution instead of complaining about a problem.
@Ryzzmac, I've met plenty of feminists who were excited about it and not one in real life who was against it. Like any group of people, "feminists" are made up of all kinds.
@HolyCatchphrase, thats true, but the internet ones are like a whole other species, so its fun to tap the glass, so to speak, and see how they react.
@Ryzzmac, I think it's because of the anonymity of the internet. You can say all these rediculous, and terrible things without any repercussion. They may actually hold these beliefs, but the internet is a platform where they can say it all.
@Ryzzmac, it's true they were not happy with this
@RAM Card, No it's not. It was a quote taken out of context.
Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault,” an article in ThinkProgress argues. “Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discretely slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever-growing checklist — something that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society.”
The whole quote is "I think that anything that can help reduce sexual violence from happening is, in some ways, a really good thing,” Tracey Vitchers, the board chair for Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER), told ThinkProgress. “But I think we need to think critically about why we keep placing the responsibility for preventing sexual assault on young women. Women are already expected to work hard to prevent them..."
They approve but think even more should be done. There was no feminist outrage.
@Hoopscallion, okay so that's one publication. if you think that there were absolutely zero radical feminists up in arms about this, then idk what to tell you, they always find a reason to be mad.
@Hoopscallion, and even if a few here upset, because someone is upset about literally everything, they were few and far between and most had at least some semblance of a point. I saw one that said its weird that people are now gonna make money off of rape prevention. This was seen as a positive thing by 99% of feminists. Your logic is terrible
@RAM Card, but the original post is that feminists were mad, not three weirdos. Three weirdos are mad at everything. I guess all black people want cops dead then because a few said they wanna kill cops
@Hoopscallion, it's a generalization but the point is the repeated hatred toward almost anything thats related to a feminist issue is something that a large portion of radicals actually do
@RAM Card, yeah and some radical funny pic commenters insist on saying first on a lot of pics so I guess I'm gonna have to say that funny pic commenters like to say first. It's a generalization but funny pic commenters do say first on multiple pictures so it's ok
@Ryzzmac, I read about that. But I think it was more along the lines of, "so in order not to get raped, I have to go out of my way to buy special nail polish that's probably extremely overpriced".
And I'm just like you want me to stick my finger in my drink?
@Hoopscallion, okay point is radicals almost always behave this way it has nothing to do with hopping on a bandwagon...
@Hoopscallion, Whoever wrote that article is an ignoramus. Of course you should do whatever you can to not get raped, just like I do everything I can to not get assaulted or murdered. These people live in some fantasy world where they actually think that everyone on the planet will follow their morals. Rapists know that what they're doing is wrong and illegal, they simply don't give a shjt. Just like murderers and burglars. These types of people are not gonna go away simply by telling them that they're assholes. There's nothing we can do to make them go away, they've always been around and they always will be around. The best we can do is take preventative measures. That is the reality and he people who write articles like that simply cannot accept reality.
@CriTiKa1, this whole thing is moot. This product does not exist. Look at the date, August 2014. Snopes has an article about this. They were developing the nail polish at that point. They still are they say. They have no prototypes to show still and other chemists have said it isn't even possible. It is possible to create a nail polish that can detect one or possibly two rape drugs. You cannot make one to test for them all. So what the nail polish would do is let you know it doesn't have two of the 100 possible things listed on Wikipedia as a date rape drug they could have put in there.
Tldr; This is a product that was announced two years ago as a concept and has never had a prototype that works and chemists say one never will.
@CriTiKa1, Most rapists don't think what they're doing is wrong. They usually have this crazy ideal in their minds that all men rape people (in the case of a male rapist) because it's become so normal in our culture to blame the female for being to provacative, drunk, etc. What they're saying is, trying to prevent getting raped is like trying not to die in a mass shooting, it's just as important to stop the people doing it as it is help people who may be victimized
@Ryzzmac, feminism is cancer, and according to polls...people would rather have their kid have cancer than be a feminist
@Elmato, what kind of polls are you even looking at?
@Nymphadora Tonks, Milo's
@Ryzzmac, you have heard the term vocal minority yes? Irrespectively campaigning against rape culture is important, it's like with medicine; what is better treating a symptom or curing the actual disease? Also before people say that it is unrealistic, it was only just under 200 years ago when it was legal to own a human being and just over 100 years ago from when women were unable to vote.
@LeafOnTheW1nd, rape culture doesnt exist, we dont view rape as normal, its often the most despised crime wherever it pops up. Convicted rapists are more likely to get raped themselves in prison, and even people on trial for rape are often demonized and excluded, even before being convicted and sometimes even after being found innocent. Theres also multiple statistics showing rape to be at an all time low, despite an increase in victims willingness to report it. I understand the metaphor, treat the disease and all that, but if I may extend the metaphor, you are decinding we should chop off the entire arm for a mild nonpoisonous bite.
@Ryzzmac, excuse you, telling people "not to rape" totally works, just like telling people not to steal, kill, or become terrorists!
@KingHamletsGhost, it worked when Han Solo told Ben not to become a sith lord, right?
@Ryzzmac, 100% beautiful father-son moment
@Nymphadora Tonks, One that no one took seriously, and therefor answered with a joke.
@Ryzzmac, It does exist in male prisons in the US. Everyone knows of the whole prison rape thing, but no one seems to care or do anything about. It's viewed as normal. That's rape culture.
But in the country as a whole, you're right, rape culture doesn't exist.
This sounds like I'm being sarcastic or something, but I'm not. I agree with you completely, I just wanted to point out that it is a thing when it comes to male prisons.
@HentaiFan, yeah. Between prison and schools, the US kinda sucks at institutions.
@KingHamletsGhost, by your argument sex education should not be a thing because some people will have unprotected sex regardless...
@LeafOnTheW1nd, ...it was a joke.
Their next project was a drug that could get around it
@Percy Jackson, M. Night Shyamalan, is that you???
@Percy Jackson, And that's how they cornered the market on date rape drugs. Genious.
@Percy Jackson, cornering the market
@Percy Jackson, actually the nail polish only works for certain drugs and new drugs are made each day
Pokemon go is the reason I want to live on this planet again
Too bad it's only a concept and not an actual thing. I think this is amazing and should totally be in every store, on every college and high school campus, and should make these guys rich! However, they haven't actually figured out how to make it. It's just an idea and these dudes haven't updated their Facebook page since last year :/
I actually went to school with these guys and they were trying to commercialize it with the company I work for. Unfortunately, as great of a concept it is, it has many limitations. It can only detect certain levels in one type of beer. But I have hope that they'll get it down.
I'm pretty sure that was proven not to work
*aggressively clears throat* FUNNY.. PICS..
As a female I am genuinely impressed with these guys. I'll definitely be buying their nail polish
*get called traitors and feminazis by menemist*
In other news, a new form of date rape has emerged that works through minimal contact with the skin.
No they didn't. They created a nail polish that changed colour when it got wet
@Vesrox, plot twist, water is the date rape drug
@AbelFive, give them so much water they get dihydrogen monoxide poisoning and pass out?