Chrissie Hynde was right about rape. Now feminists want to silence her

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.

For that she must now pay the price and be cast out of the Sisterhood.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Pretenders greatest video was the one where she was 5 or 6 months pregnant

    • Xavier

      I saw her headline at William and Mary Hall with The Replacements and a blues guitarist named Stevie Ray somebody. This was shortly after she had given birth (’85?) and she rocked the place. ‘Course that guy playing Voodoo Child with the guitar behind his back was pretty good too. Chrissie sang a memorable rocker with the refrain ‘shit on that’ and it was years later – thanks to teh innerwebs – that finally I identified it as ‘Bad Boys Get Spanked’.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Stevie Ray: great guitarist.
        However, like most blues musicians, totally unoriginal.
        And I will cite two CanCon staples as examples: Jeff Healey and Colin James.
        Oh, and that other hack, George Thorogood.

        • canminuteman

          You’re absolutely right about George Thorogood. But I love him anyway. I saw him at the old CNE Stadium in the early 80’s with Johnny Winter, And then several decades later at Massey Hall in Toronto. He puts on the best show in Rock and Roll!!

          • mauser 98

            Winters was an encyclopedia of blues .. saw him like 15 times live.. the best. on a good night ..later on not so good

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My favourite blues album is Machine Head by Deep Purple.

          • mauser 98

            blues?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Yes, blues.
            Listen to the notes in Lazy.
            Those are blues tones.
            I was gonna go with the album version but this gem that I’ve never seen before popped up.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ

          • mauser 98

            OK ,, so is all of rock

        • Xavier

          There’s a YT video of SRV playing with Albert King, and Stevie’s clearly in awe of the man. If you want real blues, you have to go to the masters.

          • Blind Druid

            I am a professional blues musician, and the footage of SRV with Albert King is incredible. In fact, Xavier, I think at one point, Albert just knows he has been replaced. Amazing stuff.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZB57b3lPQE

          • mauser 98

            SRV playing with Albert King,
            that was recorded in Hamilton Ont. CHCH studio on King St. in the early 80’s.

          • Clausewitz

            Yeah, another good one is Johnny Winter duoing up with Dr. John.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY_dmkPhWMo

          • mauser 98

            his best record was Live And.. with Derringer ..wore out 3 records

          • Clausewitz

            Totally agree. Took me years to find somebody I could play Meantown Blues with.

          • mauser 98

            yikes… out of my league

          • Clausewitz

            Actually the main riff is quit easy, it’s just a boogie roll in A.

          • mauser 98

            i sound like somebody typing with one finger

          • mauser 98

            retrolee.. this guy nails it … his real good stuff been scrubbed from YouTube…copyright stuff

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPxJoFtIWqQ&index=2&list=PL0FbexT3NjqMbnAmqiNTn80GYsXlQU6Dr

          • bob e

            some of the most boring shit on record. a little of this goes a long way.

          • mauser 98

            SRV playing with Albert King,
            that was recorded in Hamilton Ont. CHCH studio on King St. in the early 80’s.
            …. i’ll take Marshall amps for $200 Alex

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Chrissie Hynde is wrong about meat.

  • That’s where the word feminazi applies.

  • cmh

    if she is still the same ch then she will stick to her guns….and not give a fiddler’s fu*k.

  • Eric Lauder

    She’s a real, strong and independent woman, not a feminist whiner playing victim in order to get special rights. That’s why feminazi hate her: they cannot deal against real women or men, feminazis can just only deal with other feminazis and their male slaves.

    • ellake

      Hmm, but I am not sure she is right. She is right that it was partially her fault she was raped, but the main fault lies not with her but with gang members she went with.
      And this is strange:.
      In the same vein, telling a young woman she can wear what she wants,
      drink as much alcohol as she wants, go off with any strange man she
      wants and to hell with the consequences, is not a victory for modern
      feminism. It’s just irresponsible.

      Does not many Muslims say the same? You can not wear what you want. if you wear short skirt then it is your fault that you are raped.

      • Eric Lauder

        There degrees. A woman and a man are free, in example, to leave their car open and with the keys in. Personally, I never heard of someone who did it. If the car is stole, the thief will be jailed, the thief is a criminal, without doubts. But the owners aren’t smart.
        I’m a man, and I avoid some places at night…

  • canminuteman

    I loved the Pretenders back when they were making records. I still do. Chrissie Hynde certainly has issues, but they were great band. And she is right about this. If I left a briefcase full of money on my front porch and it disappeared, I would get no sympathy. People would think I was an idiot.

    • Martin B

      The trouble with that analogy is that your briefcase full of money shouldn’t be out on your porch, it should be safe inside behind locked doors. Women can’t stay behind locked doors, they have to go out and about on their own. And conservatively-dressed women can still be very enticing to me or any other red-blooded man, so they can certainly be enticing to rapists. He knows she’s naked under those clothes and that he’s bigger, stronger and faster than she is. That’s all the enticement a violent criminal needs.

      There’s a gulf between “don’t get drunk and stoned and run around half-naked with strange men and be surprised when something bad happens to you”, which I agree with 100%, and “always dress & behave modestly or you’ll entice rapists and it’s all your fault”, which I don’t.

      • canminuteman

        We are in agreement .

    • The problem with this line of thought, which has some truth to it, obviously, is the a slippery slope thing. The Saudis will argue that a woman at home, wearing a chador, who opens the door to a male business associate of her husband, who immediately proceeds to violently rape her, is partially at blame. I’m not exaggerating; this is a real, recent thing that was in the Saudi media.

      People will say “apply common sense”. Well, fine. If the leave my car with an open door and the keys in the ignition in a crappy neighbourhood nobody’s going to be too sympathetic if it gets nicked. What if I leave it overnight in the street, in an okay part of the city? I could have kept it locked up in a garage after all.

      I really don’t think that a scantily dressed woman behaving foolishly is the equivalent to a big box of unguarded free money. In Saudi, yes. Not in a civilized society. We don’t expect everyone to be a saint, but we do expect a certain level of self control.

      • bob e

        there is no self discipline .. or even a notion of that.
        i am excluding islam across, the entire world of course.
        but in the west, all forms of tradition are gone with regard
        to respecting the basic codes of courtship .. i might be old fashion
        but i had 3 sisters who were so gorgeous they would stop traffic.
        the culture is in the sewer ..

        • So you do think that the radical feminists are correct? There is a “rape culture” in the West?

          • moraywatson

            No. There is a rape culture amongst the socialist indoctrinized idiots of the west, and amongst the totalitarian idiots of islam. There is no rape culture amongst sane, responsible adults.

          • bob e

            no i do not agree with radical feminists. i was trying to write something complementing your post. i should know better cause your are very smart when it come to these issues.
            i am an older guy.. this is hard to answer. you can still rape miley cyress
            or a twerkin’ black ho’. i do not think there is more ‘intent to rape’ if that is what the issue is. it gets fuzzy .
            u spend a lot of time & effort here. it’s commendable.
            i usually respond only with few words &
            my intent was to say something nice .

          • No, I think I see what you mean. Nobody knows what the rules are any more.

      • I don’t think anyone would (or should) argue that rape is acceptable. It’s an abhorrent crime to say the least. However, one does know that crime exists and therefore one is cautious. One locks the door at night and so forth.

        I think in this particular argument it boils down to responsibility which feminists argue women should not have in any respect. If everything is a man’s fault, women, therefore, can be afforded everything and never have to think for themselves or act like a functioning member of society.

        This argument is also sandwiched between two extremes: the Saudis (as you mentioned) and the morons who think that men standing next to women amounts to rape.

        It’s messy.

    • I’m kind of a “don’t rape people” absolutist. It seemed to work fine in, say, Sweden, (where the women haven’t, in recent history, been renowned for dressing too heavily or being stand-offish), right up until the 1960s, when the rape stats started skyrocketing from near-zero to, like, second highest in the world or something. For some reason.

      A lot of the problem with these kinds of debates is that they’re not really about rape. They’re about some chick passing out drunk in bed with another drunk person and then regretting it the next day. But only hysterics describe this as “rape”. (I know this isn’t what Chrissie Hynde was talking about, but I think this is normally what it comes down to.)

      • canminuteman

        I agree with you too.

    • FactsWillOut

      So you see no difference between making of with a suitcase of cash and raping a woman?

      • canminuteman

        The obvious difference is one crime is theft and the other crime is robbery. The similarity is that they are both criminal code offences that you can protect yourself from by not doing things that will put you in a position where you have to rely on the good will of strangers to not be a victim. I think we are all in agreement on this issue.

  • Petrilla

    She has joined two other Brit women who have said the same and been excoriorated for it. Joanna Lumley (AbFab) and the late Clarissa from Two fat Ladies. What is wrong with saying don’t dress provocatively and get drunk and put yourself in a bad situation? I thought that’s what feminists wanted but I don’t even know what a feminist is anymore. Do you? Do they?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What’s wrong with wearing a t-shirt that says fuck all the Indians when you are living in downtown Winnipeg?

  • What’s it got to do with Alice Cooper?

    • canminuteman

      Yeah, that black shit around her eyes is not a good look. She’s not aging well. She was really hot as a younger woman though.

      • Xavier

        Seen Debbie Harry recently? Yuk!

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    • Xavier

      I thought the Alice Cooper pics went with the Ann Coulter articles.

  • Are people going to be angry at rapists at some point? ISIS, maybe?

  • FactsWillOut

    It’s the rapists fault, not hers.
    It seems that many prefer the Muslim method of blaming the victim, and these same folk are the type who would attack some drunken harlot.

  • John

    All I know is that rape is wrong and it’s never funny.

    Staunch feminists who exaggerate the numbers of rapes or who outright invent rape crimes are as bad as those people who take rape lightly.

    One neither exaggerates nor diminishes rape stats…’ thats just wrong.