Stacey Dash: Rape Victims Are “Bad Girls … Who Like To Be Naughty”

Stacey Dash was once known for being Dionne in “Clueless.” Now she’s just known for being clueless in real life. The former actress, in her new role on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” had some interesting things to say about two recent stories regarding campus crackdowns meant to prevent sexual assault–national sorority chapters telling sorority members at the University of Virginia campus to not go to frat parties this weekend, as it’s a big party weekend, and also Dartmouth College banning hard liquor on campus.

“I think the girls — it’s a good thing — for the good girls to be told to stay home, be safe. 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 … but 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.”

Rape is, of course, not the fault of the woman who over drinks, or “likes to be naughty.” It is the fault of the rapist. That’s who is at fault. And a rapist — like a murderer with a gun — is using a tool to commit a crime. In this case, that tool is alcohol. If you’re not around a rapist, you can be completely wasted and running around naked and you are not going to get raped.

Stacey Dash also likes to be a bit naughty herself…

However, were Stacey Dash to be sexually assaulted, it would not be her fault for taking such “naughty” pictures, it would be the fault of the person sexually assaulting her.

Dash’s co-host, Andrea Tantares, then went on a bizarre monologue about how it’s unfair that these poor boys are considered already guilty of rape the moment they step on campus. Why? Because women are given rape whistles. Basically, what she’s saying, it is not fair to the boys to suggest that campus rape is a problem, or that it even exists, because then we are basically accusing them of being rapists. I guess that’s one way to look at it.

[Media Matters]