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I realize this is Sunday and a slow day for LJ, but I really think if we all pitch in and repost this, we can raise the $3,000-ish they need to fund this in the next 14 hours.

Drug Rape Prevention: DrinkSavvy Color Changing Drinkware

The problem is tha date rape drugs are odorless, colorless, and tasteless nce they’re in your drink.  We all know not to leave our drinks unattended, but the reality is it’s impossible to keep an eye on your drink all night
So what’s the solution?  With the help of Dr. John MacDonald, a
professor of chemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and with the
help of Contract Researching Organizations, DrinkSavvy is developin
material that will immediately change color to warn you if a drug is slipped into your drink.


Great!  But it doesn’t stop there.  Together, DrinkSavvy will have the funding necessary to full develop the materia anddrinkware directly from this material, such as Plastic Straws and Stirrers, Plastic Party Cups an Glassware.        

That mean discrete, 100% effortless, and continuous drink monitoring throughout the night, because the same drinkware that you are drinking with…is also the color changing material that makes invisible drugs visible.

While DrinkSavvy’s initial goal is to perfect our design to make our
products available online and free to select rape crisis centers,
DrinkSavvy’s ultimate goal is to use the success of this campaign to
convince bars, clubs, and colleges to make DrinkSavvy th new safety standard nd eventuall make drug-facilitated sexual assault a crime of the past

So please, back DrinkSavvy to be a part of something that will change
the world for the better.  Back DrinkSavvy to be a part of something
that has never been done before, and back DrinkSavvy to prevent someone
you care about from possibly being the victim of drug-facilitated sexual
assault. Thank you all so much in advance, and remember, when you’re
out drinking, drink smart, drink safe DrinkSavvy.


Date: 2012-12-29 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Back in 2009 there was a pretty big study that found "date rape drugs" were not as widespread as thought. Those drugs are easily detectable in urine. And the larger percentage of women who thought they were drugged did not have the drugs in their urine. More often the blood alcohol level was to blame for their symptoms of confusion, vomiting, etc.

I think this is a great invention, but I question its overall usefulness considering this study.
Edited Date: 2012-12-29 07:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-29 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Woah, that's really cool.

Date: 2012-12-29 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is a great invention.

Date: 2012-12-29 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That would be pretty handy everywhere.

Date: 2012-12-30 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love this idea but I hate that it again places the onus of not getting raped on the woman.

Date: 2012-12-30 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree, however "Let's just teach people not to rape" sounds nice, but is simply not realistic. One day it can become a reality, but a culture doesn't change overnight and in the meantime we still have to do *something* to protect people from getting raped. The responsibility is always on the rapist, but the problem itself ultimately has to be addressed from both ends.

Date: 2012-12-30 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are right there.

Date: 2012-12-30 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I find myself repeating the same thing. And it's incredibly frustrating that we live in a world like this.

Date: 2012-12-30 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is really interesting. That could really work with different types? I'd have to read more on it I suppose.


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