Chrissie Hynde has committed the ultimate sin for a former feminist icon: she has offended the Sisterhood. The Pretenders singer, whose sultry looks graced a million teenagers’ bedroom walls in the 1980s, has perpetrated the terrible crime of speaking her mind about rape and sexual assualt.Interesting, is it not, that feminists won't even hesitate to go after a rape victim who dares to defy their Narrative. Keep that in mind in the unlikely event you ever find yourself inclined to show them any mercy.
For that she must now pay the price and be cast out of the Sisterhood.
The exact details of her transgression have been angrily spelt out by professional feministas who lined up to attack Miss Hynde for daring to talk about her own personal experience of sexual violence.
So what did the 63-year-old say that was so wrong?
Miss Hynde said that she took "full responsibility" for being sexually assaulted by an Ohio biker gang when she was 21, while she was drunk, high on drugs and had chosen to get on the back of a gang member’s motorcycle.
She then compounded her sin by saying that women who dress provocatively while walking down the street while drunk were also to blame if they were attacked. “If I’m walking around in my underwear and I’m drunk? Who else’s fault can it be?” she said. "You know if you don't want to entice a rapist, don't wear high heels so you can't run from him.”
Monday, August 31, 2015
The outrageous idea of female agency
Chrissie Hynde is the latest feminist punching bag: