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High School Girls Invent Subtle Method To Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink

A group of high school girls are attempting to fight against rape culturewith a brand-new and extremely subtle invention: a straw.

Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri, all of whom are students at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, developed the straw concept during anentrepreneurship class theyall took part in.

Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we came to high school, Baigorri told InsideEdition.com.Its such a common problem. Statistics say its one in every five women, which is so many people.

The straw is designedto detecttraces of the most popular forms of date rape drugs, including roofies (Rohypnol), gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and ketamine (Special K).

Gulliver Preparatory School

The girls noted during their research that date rape can not only involve sexual assault, but also sex trafficking as well. This only inspired them to dig deeper when developing an effective solution to try and reduce any instances of rape that may occur.

We know its not a solution because it cant end rape, but we were hoping to lower the amount of rape and dangerous situations you might be in through drugs, Baigorri said.

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Cappello added,

Our impact is just to help people feel safe in their surroundings and be aware of whats going on and just to make sure that where they are, and what they are drinking, is safe.

A patent for the straw, giving the girls the right to market and sell their innovative straw technology, is currently in the works.The threeare aiming to advertise their product tocollege students in hopes of lowering rates of date rape on college campuses across the country.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/dating/girls-invent-detect-date-rape-drugs/1958292/

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