A few days ago I read about the invention of a special nail polish that can detect rape drugs in drinks like a litmus test. Apparently, some people criticize this. What do you think?
Honestly, I don't understand it. You don't go to the person who invented the kevlar vest and ask them "Do you just want people to subtly avoid being murdered? Shouldn't we rather stop people from shooting each other?". And you would certainly not go to someone who was randomly shot and tell others "That guy had it coming, he didn't wear his kevlar vest!". Besides that, I think this nail polish was not invented to be subtle, but rather practical. As the article stated, you don't usually have a device that detects these drugs with you all the time, so this is a much more handy solution.
However, I also think that the much-cited "victim blaming" is absolutely not limited to rape. What would you say about someone who wears their golden jewellery (maybe even unconsciously) in the poorest part of the city and gets robbed? Robbery and rape are always crimes, regardless of the behavior of the victim. And yet I think many people believe people are to blame if they deck themselves out with gold and get mugged.
In a perfect world, nobody should get raped, robbed or murdered. But all these things happen and you can't stop people from doing them. Women should be able to run around naked if they please and still not get raped, but because we don't live in a perfect world, this behavior will very likely increase the chance of getting raped. Just like strapping fresh steaks to your body and walking through a tiger's cage. I'm not saying that educational measures and other anti-rape campaigns are completely futile, but rape will never be completely eradicated. And as long as it happens, why not offer countermeasures?