Last week on Fox News commentary show Outnumbered, Stacey Dash weighed in on Darthmouth College's decision to ban hard liquor and University of Virginia's directive to sororities to avoid fraternity parties in an attempt to stem sexual assault on campus.
During the segment, Dash's comments caused outraged.
I just think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s a good thing for the good women to be told to stay home and 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.Dash isn't a stranger to harsh criticism over her words, but this time, she felt moved to issue an apologize. She issued this statement on Facebook.
After a failed attempt at humor about “good girls” and “naughty girls,” during my recent appearance on Outnumbered, I transitioned to the very serious issue of men blaming alcohol for their vile behavior. LET ME BE CLEAR: I am a victim of physical and sexual abuse. My point was that there IS NO EXCUSE for a man taking advantage of women under any circumstances. I believe that these universities focusing on alcohol consumption as a means to stop evil behavior takes the focus off the real issue of the objectification of women and how that can be prevented. I apologize to anyone who believed I was blaming the victims of these horrible acts.
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