Fox News panelists blame naughty women for their own rapes

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      The hosts oftoday's (January 30) edition of Outnumbered on Fox News decided to talk about sexual assault. It was, predictably, disgusting.

      The panelists—Stacey Dash, Andrea Tantaros, Melissa Francis, Harris Faulkner, and Kevin Sorbo—discussed two high-profile campus stories today: Dartmouth College's decision to ban alcohol on campus and the fact that national sorority chapters have ordered sorority sisters at the University of Virginia to stay home this weekend because it's fraternity bid night.

      Predictably, the panel loved the decision at UVA.

      "I think it's a good thing for the good girls…to be told 'stay home'," said former Clueless actor Dash. "The other bad girls—bad women—are the ones who like to be naughty, might go out, and play and get hurt and then, you know."

      Dash then proceeded to blame drunk women for their own rapes: "The other thing about this is that it then blames the alcohol instead of the person who over-drinks. So it's like, the same thing with guns. Guns don't kill people; people kill people. Alcohol doesn't get you drunk; you get yourself drunk."

      Ahhh, that makes so much sense. Women don't get raped; they get themselves raped! Because as we all know, every rape that has ever occured was when a woman was drunk and obviously women get raped by some sort of invisible rape machine and of course non-cisgender women never get raped. How could I forget?

      Co-panelist in horribleness Tantaros also had some violins for UVA fraternity members.

      "I think a lot of boys are feeling like the minute they step foot on college…they are immediately considered to be guilty," she said. "I mean girls are given rape whistles and boys aren't allowed at frat parties—either women can handle liquor and make responsible choices or they can't. And they're a bunch of babies who need to be kept away from liquor and boys."

      Tantaros also asked, "I would just like someone to tell me the rules. Are women strong enough to take care of themselves, or are they not strong enough to take care of themselves? Because we're getting so many mixed messages."

      Mixed messages? The message here is crystal clear: Rapists don't rape; women get themselves raped! And no one should bother policing the behaviour of fraternity members because these "naughty" women were asking to be raped by virtue of having a drink and being in the presence of men.

      Watch the whole grotesque discussion below



      ursa minor

      Jan 30, 2015 at 3:15pm

      Treat rape on campus as a criminal matter rather than student misconduct, and schools wouldn't need to be trying to throw up all these rules to avoid civil litigation.

      The idea that some universities try to adjudicate sexual assault cases is ludicrous, and it would be welcome news if a school trying to mitigate "justice" was met with an Obstruction of Justice charge.

      Why are students being taught that adult freedoms and adult responsibilities are somehow different just because one is on or off campus?


      Jan 30, 2015 at 4:10pm

      A lot of this "controversy" on from either direction is based on the idea that "date rape" scenarios are some kind of mistake, or misunderstanding. If only men were educated enough, they wouldn't do it. Men and women make mistakes and misunderstand each other while under the influence of liquor. Etc. As if well-intentioned ordinary men are just sometimes making mistakes, or are not properly informed.

      But that isn't what the research says. It says that only around 2-3% of men are responsible for up to 90% of "date rapes", that they know exactly what they're doing, that they plan ahead, that they have an average of 6-7 victims each (and that's just by their mid 20's).

      Based on that, the right approach for both genders is to identify these predators among us, and do something about them, not to blame the victims, or approach it as a vague and diffuse problem with most men. Education should be aimed at knowing their methods, not pretending dude X is "ok", identifying, and reporting.