A group of four college whiz kids invented a new kind of fingernail polish. This type detects date rape drugs in drinks. ‘Roofies’ are revealed when they come in contact with the polish by changing its color. Pretty cool, huh?
Not so fast. Feminists hate it.
“One of the ways that rape is used as a tool to control people is by limiting their behavior,” Rebecca Nagle, one of the co-directors of an activist group called FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture that challenges the societal norms around sexual assault, explained. “As a woman, I’m told not to go out alone at night, to watch my drink, to do all of these things. That way, rape isn’t just controlling me while I’m actually being assaulted — it controls me 24/7 because it limits my behavior. Solutions like these actually just recreate that. I don’t want to fucking test my drink when I’m at the bar. That’s not the world I want to live in.”
According to Alexandra Brodsky, one of the founders and current co-directors of Know Your IX, a survivor-led group working to address campus sexual assault, well-intentioned products like anti-rape nail polish can actually end up fueling victim blaming. Any college students who don’t use the special polish could open themselves up to criticism for failing to do everything in their power to prevent rape.
“The problem isn’t that women don’t know when there are roofies in their drink; the problem is people putting roofies in their drink in the first place,” Nagle pointed out.
This really gets to the heart of the left/right divide in America. Leftists aren’t interested in the possible, they are only interested in achieving utopia. Focusing on the possible, they believe, gets in the way of the impossible dream of utopia.
“The problem isn’t that women don’t know when there are roofies in their drink; the problem is people putting roofies in their drink in the first place.”
Don’t even attempt to protect yourself. Instead, demand a perfect world.
Don’t lock your front door. The problem isn’t unlocked doors. Demand a home invasion free world.
Don’t own a gun. The problem isn’t your inability to defend yourself. Demand a violence free world.
Don’t remove the keys from your car. The problem isn’t keys left in the ignition. Demand a theft free world.
Don’t purchase health insurance. The problem isn’t paying for health care. Demand free health care.
Don’t save for the future. The problem isn’t your lack of savings. Demand government pensions for all.
Don’t avoid female grizzly bears with cubs. The problem isn’t you enjoying the woods. Demand cuddly, gentle bears.