Would You Use An Instant Date Rape Drug Test?

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Scientists are developing a date rape test that tells women if their drink has been spiked.

A test for date rape drugs may soon be available so women can learn in real-time if their drinks have been spiked. All a boozer has to do is dip the test into the drink and the test tells you whether it's been roofied with either GHB or ketamine. The test works equally well on beer, cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks and allegedly has a 100 percent success rate. Date rape drug tests, created by Israeli scientists, should be commercially available in a year and a half.

I don't know how practical a date rape drug test is. First of all, people who roofie others should rot in prison for the rest of their lives. Maybe if that was a deterrent, this crap would stop. Second of all, it seems unlikely that women will test their drinks in public, especially on a one-on-one situation like a date, because it's such an accusatory thing to do. What, are women supposed to run off to the bathroom with their drinks to be more discreet? One of the test's researchers from Tel Aviv University said its makers are considering an alert system that would send a message to your cellphone if the test reveals your drink has been spiked, which sounds a bit complicated to me. I still vote for punishing rapists.

 

Written by Jessica Wakeman for The Frisky.

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