Activists didn’t appreciate the words of Pretenders lead singer and rape victim Chrissie Hynde well at all with regards to whose responsibility is it if a woman is raped. It was so inflammatory, they were kept from public view as to not encourage anyone who might agree.
Technically speaking, however you want to look at it, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility. You can’t fuck about with people, especially people who wear ‘I Heart Rape’ and ‘On Your Knees’ badges … those motorcycle gangs, that’s what they do. You can’t paint yourself into a corner and then say whose brush is this? You have to take responsibility. I mean, I was naive.
If I’m walking around in my underwear and I’m drunk? Who else’s fault can it be? If I’m walking around and I’m very modestly dressed and I’m keeping to myself and someone attacks me, then I’d say that’s his fault. But if I’m being very lairy and putting it about and being provocative, then you are enticing someone who’s already unhinged — don’t do that. Come on! That’s just common sense. You know, if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him.
— Chrissie Hynde, Sunday Times (UK), 8/30/15
As we’re in Slutwalk month, we’ll all again be told women can dress as provocatively as they want, act as provocatively as they want, and if anything bad happens as a result, the woman is never to be blamed.
Sorry, but a black person would be kinda’ foolish to attend a Klan rally. If he or she did and got an ass-whuppin’, there would be many people who’d think attending was a rather stupid idea. Everyday on social media we see women portraying themselves in ways that, as Bill Clinton said, have that “come hither look” and we unfortunately see those provocative images after something bad happens to them.
It all comes down to modesty, something those participating in Slutwalks have little comprehension of.
Will Hillary Clinton’s #NastyWomen crowd and the @WomensMarch organizer, @lsarsour be attending IF there are any Slutwalks this month?