these are all, of course, very fair points, but i still think it’s both cool and empowering that the nail polish exists.
yes, the legal system should stop victim blaming. yes, men should stop raping. are these tangible and actionable goals that will be achieved in a set timeline? no. does that suck? yes. is the nail polish useless? FUCK NO. the nail polish is sweet and it DOES put some of the fear back on the perpetrator, which the legal system and peoples’ value systems have not been able to accomplish yet to a degree that has abolished the existence of rape in the world.
I hadn’t heard about this nail polish but before I clicked through, I guessed it was like the rattlesnake venom polish that Kissin’ Kate wears in Holes and I was about to get my credit card ready.