CHRISSIE HYNDE TO NPR: IF YOU DON’T LIKE MY RAPE STANCE, DON’T BUY MY ‘F**KING BOOK’

BigHollywood: When pressed about taking partial responsibility for being sexually assaulted in her twenties, former Pretenders front woman Chrissie Hynde let loose on NPR’s David Greene on Tuesday.

Chrissie Hynde

Hynde spoke out against the idea of “rape culture,” back in August, while also stating she believes women who dress provocatively, and then get drunk should take some responsibility if they are then attacked and raped.

In her memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, the now 64-year-old recounted being sexually assaulted in the 1970s, and said she took “full responsibility” as she was on drugs at the time.  More Here

18 Comments on CHRISSIE HYNDE TO NPR: IF YOU DON’T LIKE MY RAPE STANCE, DON’T BUY MY ‘F**KING BOOK’

  1. Have loved Chryssie since the mid-70’s when I discovered her—-she’s been one tough chick who carved out her own identity as a true musician and performer who’s managed to survive all kinds of stuff which would lay lesser men and women to rest. BRAVO Ms. Hynde!

  2. The other day Rush was recalling the time he almost had to change his theme song, an incident I remembered.
    The publishers of the Pretenders song, “My City Was Gone” were telling Rush he couldn’t use it anymore and for a few days it was dumped from the show.
    Their excuse was your typical “Chrissy Hynde doesn’t want her song used for a right wing blah blah blah…”
    But then a funny thing happened:
    Hynde was being interviewed on Rush’s old flagship station, WABC and she was asked point blank about pulling the theme song. She replied, “They said what? I don’t care if he uses it. In fact, my parents are big fans and listen all the time. Sure, he can use it.”
    The publishers were caught in a lie and the tune went back to being Rush’s theme forever more with Hynde’s permission.

  3. She has always been an Ultra-Babe.
    Damn near wore that first record out.
    And…
    Someone who takes responsibility for their own actions..
    She’s Special.

  4. On the tube that is ewe, hear her cover Hendrix’s “Axis: Bold as Love” watch?v=haqjOsr_RBc
    You can tell me she looks like a dude, or a wad of kleenex, or a deuce, but until you can sing that one like she did, well, Just Sayin (IYKWIMAITTYD)

  5. Long live Chrissie! THAT my friends is what a REAL feminist looks, talks and sings like. Yeah… she’s been my favorite rocker woman forever.

  6. She’s from oHIo. You can be a rocker (or an artist) 😉 or any creative yet it’s tough to completely shed Midwestern roots. IMHO.

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