So, I’ve been reading a lot of posts about how supposedly stupid the ‘date rape nail polish’ is; “WHY NOT JUST TEACH MEN NOT TO RAPE?!”
Sounds easy, right? But try putting that into practice; you will STILL have the sociopaths, the desperate, entitled pieces of shit who will try to fuck anything that walks. There will still be men that will try and sprinkle drugs into your drink, after leading you to believe that they’re trustworthy.
You’ll sadly have people like Elliot Rodger who will go on shooting sprees because some girls didn’t sleep with him—and men sympathize with him saying that the women he killed ‘deserved it’ and hail him as a martyr. This instance isn’t directly related to rape, but look how bad it can escalate.
In an ideal world, rape wouldn’t exist. But sadly, we don’t live in an ideal world; the best we can do is try and make improvements and changes where we can, and this “fucking stupid” nail polish invention is one of many innovations to protect us.
In time—probably not in our lifetime—will the day finally come that rape can be punishable by death; the ‘eye-for-an-eye’ approach. Sadly, we still have to put up our guard and use whatever we can to thwart attempts—that means using the “fucking stupid” nail polish, or the electric bra or keychains shaped like cats (when they’re really a discreet weapon).
The best thing we can do is educate the next generation of young people, advocate for higher degrees of punishment for men (or women) accused of rape, to teach women not to pull the “I’LL SAY YOU RAPED ME!” as an excuse (when they were never raped at all), to banish rape jokes completely and so much more.
But the “fucking stupid” nail polish? That’s a step forward when many of you complaining haven’t taken any steps at all. Just sayin’.