If Rebel Wilson Was A Victim of Drink Spiking, Can It Happen to You?
Dec 24th, 2018
There are many women and men out there who I’m sure may not necessarily have been a victim of sexual assault, but have consumed a drink which had been spiked with an illicit drug. I’ve had friends in college who have felt like this happened to them because it was very unlikely that after a few sips one would feel super disoriented almost to the point of blacking out. About a year ago, I remember reading an article about the Pitch Perfect movie star Rebel Wilson being drugged at a nightclub. This well-known Australian actress and comedienne has said in the past that she doesn’t take drugs and rarely drinks alcohol. One night out, Rebel only made it through a third of her drink at a trendy night club before realizing something was amiss. Rebel said she managed to get home in time “before it really hit me.” See the tweets embedded in this post by Rebel from March of 2016.
Unfortunately, I’ve seen this same sort of thing happen quite often in college and it’s a shame that it occurs without being addressed or reported. One of the reasons is because the most common date rape drugs like GHB and Ketamine are completely eliminated from your system within 12-24 hours, which makes drink spiking notoriously difficult to detect after the fact. By the time someone awakes and realizes what has happened, it’s almost too late for there to be any proof of the crime. Many individuals also fail to report instances like these out of embarrassment or loss of memory.
In many instances, a young woman or man will be drugged by someone we commonly call the “creep.” However, sometimes the perpetrator is not successful in sexually assaulting their victim because a friend steps in and helps the victim or some other circumstance occurs. This is why there are many situations where individuals may not have been victims of sexual assault but were still a victim of drink spiking.
x`In order to avoid situations where there is the potential of drink spiking, I can’t stress enough the importance of a detection tool. Yes there are many precautions to take like staying close to your friends who you trust, not leaving your drink unattended, etc. However, I truly believe that if Rebel Wilson would have carried the inexpensive but very powerful Creep Alert drink spiking detection card, she would not have been a victim. Furthermore, Rebel could have avoided this situation all together and quite possibly found out who this “creep” was who spiked her drink and alerted authorities.
I certainly wouldn’t want to be on Rebel’s bad side especially with that strong intimidating attitude she has… lol. Overall, I hope this post sheds some light on the fact that if drink spiking can happen to Rebel Wilson at a trendy nightclub, it could certainly happen to you so please protect your drink with The Creep Alert!
Finally–A Tool to Eliminate Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Are social norms an influencing factor driving vulnerability in regards to sexual assault? Do appeals to pathos establish a sort of pluralistic ignorance among individuals?
During my freshman year at Baylor in the fall of 2014, I started learning about some of the horrible effects of sexual assault that has become such a hot topic in today’s society. One of my first assignments in a business class during my first freshman semester was to “find a need on campus that can be solved through entrepreneurship.” That night, when working at my on-campus job at the 2200-seat Waco Hall, a women’s sexual assault awareness workshop turned a gear in my head, and an idea was born. I listened to gut-wrenching, heartfelt stories of former and current female students who had been sexually assaulted Some victims were drugged while drinking and then sexually assaulted while at their most vulnerable state. I decided to poll some of my friends, coworkers, and students alike across campus, looking for the easiest and most discreet way for an individual to test a drink before having a sip. These sad and staggering statistics led me to a vision that would ultimately provide a safer drinking experience for everyone when socializing with friends in public or going to bars, restaurants, and clubs without risk of the unthinkable happening.
The problem that I’ve been trying to solve since my freshman year is Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault. When young adults go out at night, there is an inherent social norm that the common thing to do is drink alcohol. According to statistics recorded by RAINN, which is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, approximately 293,000 Americans become victims of sexual assault. The problem occurs when we are uncertain of our surroundings.
This is when we are most vulnerable as it pertains to social proofs. The heightened uncertainty of DFSA can lead many young adults to pluralistic ignorance and we fail to realize that. Of all sexual assault cases, an estimated 35.4% are victims of DFSA, or Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault, which is approximately 104,000 individuals per year. Ultimately, the idea to protect women and men from drink spiking is an appeal to pathos and looks to not instill but eliminate fear from these people.
Overall, after telling my story and showing the statistics to fellow students and Greek Life friends, and relating to them the social norms and how uncertainty leads to pluralistic ignorance, a common denominator surfaced. Many young ladies that I polled mentioned they are constantly in fear of being drugged and in certain moments feel helpless. This tidbit of information was the inspiration behind my idea of concealing the new and advanced date rape drug detection technology onto a business card.
This product has been garnering an enthusiastic response from students, faculty, and law enforcement across college campuses. In the end, it is important to realize that if we are going to allow ourselves to be influenced by social norms or even freely choose to not take precautions against DFSA, we must have a safety net in place. Like Perloff’s contemporary ideology, persuasion is complex and I hope that this product can use pathos to make a difference on college campuses and protect both women and men from sexual assault.
Effective and Affordable, Creep Alert Drink Spiking Test Cards Prove Valuable to Campus Law Enforcement in Keeping Students Safe
March 10th, 2016
Campus law enforcement departments at universities all across America are quickly adopting the Creep Alert to prevent drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) because the test cards are effective and affordable.
Life on college campuses and community colleges all across America is changing faster than anyone could have imagined. The unthinkable is now commonplace. The Creep Alert drink spiking detection cards are helping college students stay safe by providing an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool to detect hidden drugs in drinks.
Did You Know?
Young women between ages 16 and 24 are four times more likely to be slipped GHB without their knowledge (and potentially raped) than any other age group2.
The size of a business card, the Creep Alert drink spiking test cards can be customized at no additional charge with the university’s and campus law enforcement’s logo and special messaging.
Greek Life student are especially vulnerable to drink spiking. The Creep Alert test card empower students and act as a deterrent to prevent the unthinkable.
Almost 25% of sexual assault victims are sorority members, whereas only 14% of victims were non-sorority members1.
2020 was a breakthrough year for the Creep Alert on college campuses and has become the first choice for campus law enforcement departments. One example includes Idaho State University (ISU). Please visit our Campus Law Enforcement products page to find a link to a recent article regarding the safety measures being implemented by ISU..