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Cups Detect Date-Rape Drugs

Company developing glasses, straws to protect against roofies.

Don’t trust strangers—especially strangers in bars. After being “roofied” while drinking with friends, Drink Savvy Inc. founder Mike Abramson decided to develop a line of cups and straws that can identify colorless, odorless “date-rape” drugs. Abramson intends to make his product available by next year and to convince colleges, bars, and clubs to utilize it. As ThinkProgress notes, “Abramson’s product is in contrast to some deeply ingrained societal attitudes about sexual assault—most notably, the idea that it’s women’s responsibility to avoid 'dangerous situations' like going out to bars and drinking too much alcohol—that foster a victim-blaming rape culture.” 

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