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After iCloud hack and 'anti-date-rape' nail polish, feminists too quick to pull 'victim-blaming' trigger
After iCloud hack and 'anti-date-rape' nail polish, feminists too quick to pull 'victim-blaming' trigger

Call it the date-rape nail polish syndrome: Someone comes up with an apparently practical way for women to protect themselves against sexual assault, and, faster than it takes for a manicure to dry under a salon lamp, feminists will unite to denounce the protective measure as blaming the victim. So it was when four North Carolina State University undergraduates recently announced that they had invented a nail polish that changes color when a nail is dipped into a drink containing a range of drugs, such as Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB, which are sometimes administered to unwitting victims to lower their resistance to unwanted sex. If the nail polish works (and some critics say it won’t),...

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