Stacey Dash Makes Comments About Campus Rape, Calls Victims 'Bad Girls' Who 'Like to Be Naughty'

Stacey Dash Makes Comments About Campus Rape, Calls Victims 'Bad Girls' Who 'Like to Be Naughty'
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We’re hoping this is some sort of playing Devil’s advocate thing, because lord have mercy. While co-hosting Fox News’ Outnumbered, the actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said some things that a) were ridiculous and suffering from flawed logic and b) triggered a ton of backlash. In a discussion about UVA’s decision to order sorority members to avoid frat parties (for a particular weekend), Dash accused the university of going to extremes. But her reasoning made some viewers cringe.

The biggest point that many took issue with? Dash says that while it’s good for “good” girls to be told to stay in (as it keeps them safe), she says that “naughty” girls get what’s coming to them – AKA sexual predators.

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"The other bad girls—bad women—or the ones who like to be naughty might go out and play and get hurt,” she said.

"But the other thing about this is, it then blames the alcohol instead of the person who overdrinks," she continued, "so you know, 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."

OK. Let’s play this logic out, fully. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. (Sure, with guns, but sure.) Alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, you get yourself drunk. (Sure, with alcohol, but sure.) Rape victims don’t get raped, they get themselves raped… (WAIT, WHAT.)

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Look – do I think Dash and her other co-hosts have a right and an obligation to question how universities prevent campus rape? Of course. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it should be a discussion that is brought to the forefront. We should be looking and arguing and working together to come to logical means of prevention.

But the fact is, 1 in 4 women are victims of sexual assault during their college career. Every 21 hours, there is a rape on an American college campus. Do we really think that it only happens to “naughty” girls? That one out of every four women didn’t prepare themselves adequately and therefore deserved it?

Dash, alcohol doesn’t rape people. People rape people. “Naughty” girls (whatever that means) don’t deserve to be raped. No one deserves to be raped. And I can sure as hell tell you that good girls, bad girls, drunk girls, sober girls – they have been raped. They will be raped. Until we stop this BS attack on women – that women who have sex (which is, I assume, what she means by “naughty”) are tasked with the “responsibility” of not getting raped, we’re going to continue to spin our wheels when it comes to stopping it.

The conversation shouldn’t be aimed at women to prevent rapes. The conversation should be about how to stop people from raping others.