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AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON FEMINISM … By Mande Wilkes  ||  Once upon a time I went to my very first and ever-only college football game.  Other than the fact that there are entirely too many steps to climb, I remember not a thing about Williams-Brice Stadium. One second I was…

AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON FEMINISM …

mande wilkes full By Mande Wilkes  ||  Once upon a time I went to my very first and ever-only college football game.  Other than the fact that there are entirely too many steps to climb, I remember not a thing about Williams-Brice Stadium.

One second I was at the “frat lot,” wondering how so many girls could be so excited for football, and the next thing I knew I … didn’t know a thing.  The atmosphere felt thick and sticky, like trying to move through maple syrup.  Everything seemed at once deliberate and fuzzy, slo-mo and fast-forward.  This didn’t feel like “drunk” feels, this felt like twilight, the smack-dab middle between consciousness and unconsciousness.

I was drugged, I suspect.  Probably I wasn’t the specific target, probably there was a barbiturate or a benzodiazepine lacing the vats of vodka & Red Bull. (Greek-life “culture” at its finest, baby).

Anyway, a sweet friend (bless her heart) ferried me away from the heat and the noise, finally, making sure I was safe.  So the story has a happy ending, fortunately, but obviously a lot of girls are less lucky.

That’s why an enterprising group of students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) has developed a shield against date-rape drugs.  It’s a fingernail polish, the formula of which is designed to change color when exposed to Rohypnol (commonly called “roofie”).

As a preemptive measure, a girl simply dips the tip of her finger in her drink – discreet, quick, and effective.  If the nail polish changes color, she’ll know to throw away the drink (and high-tail it out of the place, hopefully).

Predictably, feminists are convinced that this is just another weapon of “the patriarchy.”  All over the internet and even already in print media itself, from ThinkProgress to National Review to Salon, women writers are reacting with venom.  According to feminists, we should figure out how to make men not want to commit rape.  How they imagine this to be accomplished is unclear, but it involves a lot of vague pablum about changing “the culture of rape.”

Of course it’d be nice if no men ever was compelled to commit rape, but in the meantime?  Girls should proactively protect themselves, and this nail-polish is just another form of defense.

It’s hard to see why feminists, who profess to care deeply about women’s safety, could oppose such a practical method of defense.  Oh, but guess what?  It wasn’t a woman who invented the nail polish.  It was four men.  That’s what’s causing the backlash, here.

That a group of guys in college are helping girls stay safe debunks the whole “culture of campus rape” meme.  Also, so-called feminist progressives can’t stand it that once again, boys are superior inventors and scientists.  Had it been a woman who had developed this nail polish, the entire international media would be declaring a win for girls in “STEM” industries.  But because men invented it, it’s just more evidence that campus culture encourages rape. Nevermind the fact that the inventors are college students themselves. . .

Oh, and the most dangerous part is that there’s already a movement afoot at campuses across the country to discourage women from using the nail polish.  Feminists and “social progressives” have tremendous clout among both students and administrators, and so it’s not hard to imagine that they’ll convince a certain number of girls that, reality be damned, women shouldn’t have to take proactive steps against date-rape.

In sum, then, I guess there is a culture of rape on campus, both spearheaded and sustained by the so-called progressive feminists.

Mande Wilkes is a wife, mother, businesswoman, author, etc. residing on the South Carolina coast with her family.  You can read more of her work in The (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Sun News.

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51 comments

Smirks August 26, 2014 at 11:10 am

Feminism is nothing like it used to be. What used to be an actual movement to get women equal rights and a fair shot at things has turned into a bunch of whiny, sexist morons stuck in a self-perpetuating victimhood mentality. SJWs are people I tend to dislike with a passion.

It’s only natural that such an awesome scientific advancement would be vilified by the crowd that rejects logic and reason when it clashes with “muh feels.”

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm

They got their fair shot, and now they’re throwing it away trying to have their cake and eat it too.

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SCBlues August 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

“Feminism is nothing like it used to be”
Neither is a man being a gentleman. And feminists are few and far between in South Carolina – unfortunately.

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Bible Thumper August 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

“According to feminists, we should figure out how to make men not want to commit rape.”
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How about sending them to prison?
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“If the nail polish changes color, she’ll know to throw away the drink (and high-tail it out of the place, hopefully).”
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Why not report it to the police?
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“Of course it’d be nice if no men ever was compelled to commit rape,”
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Compelled? I guess he shouldn’t be held responsible if he is compelled.

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Smirks August 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

Why not report it to the police?

If you didn’t see who put it in your drink, there’s nothing the officer can do.

If you did see who put it in your drink, well, why would you need the fingernail polish?

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Bible Thumper August 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

At least other girls might be protected.

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Mike at the Beach August 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm

You don’t think the local constabulary just might want to seize and/or destroy the laced drinks and at least ask around in an effort to show the flag? I bet they would, and once in a great while they may make a case. catching bad guys is like fishing- the more lines you cast, the more you catch. Just the fact that cops show up deters some clowns from future acts of criminal stupidity.

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J Mande Wilkes August 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm

That’s putting way too much onus on girls.

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Mike at the Beach August 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Nonsense. How does letting law enforcement ensure that the laced drinks are (at the very least) destroyed put one ounce of “onus” on victims, or more importantly, future victims. It doesn’t. A general response like this is specifically designed NOT to require action, testimony, suspect ID, etc. from victims. It would tough to make a prosecutable case, but (as BT said) it would protect other girls. That’s the objective.

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

According to feminists, we should figure out how to make men not want to commit rape.”
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How about sending them to prison?

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How about inserting contact sensitive electric needles in the penis? Or killing them?

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Bible Thumper August 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

MY OWN DATE RAPE DRUG EXPERIENCE
I was a freshman at college and was dating my roommate’s date’s roommate. It is a very convenient arrangement for logistically. The relationship was progressing too slowly for her. I sensed that she might be a little wacky.

We were alone in her room when she took a pill that she said she had been given to her. She began acting intoxicated, subconscious and amorous. Being the 18 year old frightened rabbit that I was, l took off and never dated her again. Within 48 hours I saw her on campus engaged in excessive PDA with another guy.

I believe there are some women who have a good girl bad girl complex. They want everyone to believe they are good girls except when they are drunk, or high and that is an exceptable excuse.

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I was moaning no… no.. as she was unzipping my fly… I fought her off weakly with all the resistance I had left, but she was determined…

When she had me completely in her power, she pushed me down and… and… I can’t .. I can’t.. I thought I could go through it again.. but I just can’t!

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Bible Thumper August 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I confess. I stole some kisses and squeezed the fruit, but when she reached for my fly I was limp as a soggy bun. That’s when I realized, high, subconscious girls don’t turn me on.

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

*sob* she was totally conscious! But I was weak.. oh Lord help me, I was *weak*!

(sorry to hear about your impotent moment, it happens to all of us)

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Bible Thumper August 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Shifty Henry is apparently doing a little extra “Shifting”. More than just his thumb is up. We should be charging him for this.

shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm

This has been a very busy day buzzing around town nosing into whatever was happening, so I skipped breakfast until now. Then–and then— I got to this section where I cracked up from laughing while trying to eat my mixed cereal without spitting it out.

shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 2:57 pm

WHEN BROADS WERE BROADS (page 265) … { D R A F T #9 }

= = = = = = = = = = =

The door was opened by a glamorous blonde in a negligee. Her eyes were blue and her breasts substantial.

He showed his badge. I’m Detective Ripper from the 21st
Precinct. Are you Miss Thricejoy? I heard you have some information for me.”

“Yes. Please come in. Would you like a drink?”

“I don’t drink on duty.”

“Do you sit down on duty?”

He walked across the room and sat on the sofa. “What’s the information?”

She sat opposite him on a chair, and when she crossed her legs he could see she wasn’t wearing underwear. She wasn’t a real blonde either. “Actually I wanted to talk about Clarence,
who you arrested last night. I wonder if you’d consider dropping your charges against him.”

“What’s he to you?”

She looked him squarely in the eye. “He’s my boyfriend.”

“You’d better find another boyfriend, because he is going away for a long time.”

She stood up, pulled a piece of lace, and her negligee fell away. She was naked as hell and beautiful as heaven.
“Are you sure there isn’t anything I can do to change your mind?”

He reached down and unzipped his fly. “I don’t know. What can you do?”

She walked toward him tantalizingly, dropped to her knees, and reached for his

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm

#9?

shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Yeah, this is part of a larger project. The thoughts and ideas don’t always appear when I want them to. Actually, if I took all of my unfinished projects I could have a large book — disjointed, tired and probably unreadable — that might be worthwhile as a” bathroom reader”.

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I store all of my writing on line.

shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I have received some positive feedback from reviews of some of my efforts which is encouraging – one example
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“In this book, Henry, you are lusting after the polished phrase; your prose is bright,
concise and in in the vernacular. You
remind me of a junkie Mark Twain. This
is not a book to be tossed lightly aside.
It should be thrown with great force.
In real life, you must be as lecherous as a monkey.” (Dashiell Hammett)

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I wrote for a magazine once – PC Tech Journal. They promptly went out of business.

Luckily it was only one article, and I co-wrote it.

shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Why did it go out of business? How long was it in existence? Did you get paid? Was response to your article positive? Did it enhance your reputation?

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

JUL. 1983 to APR. 1989 . I got paid. Don’t recall any replies. My reputation was already over the top. The article explained how to write a terminate-and-stay-resident executable that hooks to the keyboard interrupt, and provides a service. I suggested using a 64k block of memory that’s inaccessible when a PC is fully populated with 640k of RAM. It was the method that ‘sidekick’ used back then.

I also produced a product out of that idea, and sold it.

Now, about your trip to the bahamas to purchase a share of the pirate bay…

shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Max, that is impressive, even though I don’t understand it.

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

take a xanax, and tell us the details!

E Norma Scok August 27, 2014 at 9:35 am

Ahhh DOS. You’re old.

euwe max August 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

jurassic

euwe max August 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Let him have his fun. I’ve heard porn sales are down.

SCBlues August 26, 2014 at 6:11 pm

“I believe there are some women who have a good girl bad girl complex. They want everyone to believe they are “good girls” except when they are drunk, or high and that is an exceptable excuse.”
I am not even going to get into the use of “exceptable” but you probably ought to just shut up at this point.
How about this one: I believe there are some men who don’t have an effing clue and think that women are standing in line to get drunk or high so they can be “bad girls” with them cause they are just so damn desirable . . . I’m not sure which section of The Good Book that you pulled this from but you might want to just put it back.

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Bible Thumper August 26, 2014 at 8:52 pm

“that is an exceptable excuse.” 
I meant only in their own eyes. I don’t agree.
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“I believe there are some men who don’t have an effing clue and think that women are standing in line to get drunk or high so they can be “bad girls” with them cause they are just so damn desirable.”

There are both bad girls and guys. They are equally guilty.
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 “which section of The Good Book”

There are plenty of bad girls in the Bible.
Eve; Genesis 3:1-16 Tempted by serpent and tempted Adam.

Lot’s daughters; Genesis 19: 30-38 Raped their father.

Potiphar’s Wife: Genesis 39: 7-20 Tried to seduce Joseph into an adultery and falsely accuse him of attempted rape.

Delilah; Judges 16: 4-21 Betrayed Samson for money to the Philistines.

Jezebel; I Kings 21: 6-16
She arranged the judicial murder of Naboth.

Herodias and Salome; Mark 6:17-28 Using her daughter Salome to seduce her stepfather Herod with a dance, Herodias arranged for John the Baptist’s head to be served on a platter.

This took some time, but I enjoyed it. Best wishes.

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JW August 26, 2014 at 11:54 am

Just to clarify, students from NC State came up with the nail polish.

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J Mande Wilkes August 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Was it NC State? I’ve seen news reports listing both schools, so thank you for clarifying.

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm

…felt thick and sticky, like … maple syrup. Everything seemed at once deliberate and fuzzy, slo-mo and fast-forward
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I’ve heard about those drugs.

It makes the physical sensations of the sexual act seem like mental confusion.

While you’re being raped, you’re in such a deeply suggestive state, that the rapist can tell you that you are being ferried away from the heat and noise by a close friend.. and you’ll remember it that way in the morning.

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J Mande Wilkes August 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Mmmmmmm…..

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

(looking down).. it’s not like…(digging the tip of my shoe in the sand and moving it a little).. I’ve.. ever *done* anything like that.. or anything.. I heard about it from.. from a bad guy..

I *like* girls. ;)

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E Norma Scok August 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

This is either “mmmmm” like you like what you read, or, well..what did this mean?

I think i might want to roofie myself. It sounds….interesting.

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I interpreted it as hands on hips, head cocked to one side, foot tapping, Mmm Hmm… as to lightly take insult, and feign offense, but acknowledging the humor… it’s usually an invitation to redeem yourself.

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Silvio Dante August 26, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Didn’t you run for the U.S. Senate in Missouri?

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I ran *from* it.

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Guest August 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

“If the nail polish changes color, she’ll know to throw away the drink (and high-tail it out of the place, hopefully).”

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If it smells like alcohol, you don’t need the nail polish…. and If you really wanted to get out, wouldn’t you low-tail it out of there?

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Squishy123 August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Is this FitsNews or Redbook?

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Squishy123 August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

So she has to stick her finger in her drink… does she know where that finger has been?

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John August 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Correction for you: This was created by students at North Carolina State. Students at UNC would never figure this out.

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E Norma Scok August 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Honestly, I’m not sure I believe the premise of the story. How old are you, anyway? What were you doing a in a “frat lot” accepting drinks from strangers? Where did the drink come from? Why would you accept an open drink from anyone you didn’t know to begin with?

More reason to drink beer. You can open it yourself and see where it comes from. And why didn’t you bring your own damn drink?

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J Mande Wilkes August 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I was 24

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shifty henry August 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

On a serious note, I know two girls who had horrible experiences from being drugged, with the worst consequences coming afterwards.

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SC Political Digest August 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

How many shades and colors do they offer this in? My normal shade is a very hot pink. Does the nail polish change color if I am fingering my own butt?

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euwe max August 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

It’s hard to see why feminists, who profess to care deeply about women’s safety, could oppose such a practical method of defense. Oh, but guess what? It wasn’t a woman who invented the nail polish. It was four men. That’s what’s causing the backlash, here.
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Men designed the bra, condoms, birth control, and date rape drugs.

Women designed work-out tights.

Men designed fuck-me pumps, vibrators and internet porn.

Women designed the Kardashians.

See how this is going?

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Guest August 27, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Students developing the nail polish are from NC State, not UNC.

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