Two weeks ago, a new nail polish that promised to detect date rape drugs took the media by storm. The product, developed by four male college students as a potential tool to address campus sexual assaults, sparked a passionate discussion about the most effective ways to tackle the issue. And although that conversation has since dissipated, the growing industry dedicated to anti-rape products has not.
“There’s this entire little cottage industry of anti-rape solutions,” Soraya Chemaly, a feminist writer and activist, told ThinkProgress. “It’s clearly an identifiable market that’s being pursued.”