There are numerous ways to prevent date rape. Wearing special nail polish isn't high on the list, according to advocates against sexual violence.
The advocates are skeptical of the value of a new product being developed by a group of North Carolina State University students. Their company, Undercover Colors, is developing a nail polish that changes colors when a woman puts her fingertip in a drink that contains drugs like Rohypnol, according to The Associated Press.
Stories about the product have gone viral and appeared in American and British newspapers.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape warned Wednesday that the product could do more harm than good.
"The promotion of products such as this nail polish as 'rape prevention' are actually a distraction from other more meaningful prevention efforts," said Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape spokeswoman Kristen Houser.