Fox News Hosts Blame Drunk Girls For Rape: ‘These Guys, What Are They Supposed to Do?’
On Thursday’s edition of Outnumbered, Fox News hosts discussed a recent Forbes article about rape at frat houses and agreed that drunk college girls needed to take “personal responsibility” to not be sexually assaulted at a frat party.
Earlier this week, Forbes let go of columnist Bill Frezza after outrage over his column, “Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities.”
The article has since been taken down but Frezza wrote, “We have very little control over women who walk in the door carrying enough pre-gaming booze in their bellies to render them unconscious before the night is through. Based on new standards being promulgated on campus, all consent is null and void the minute a woman becomes intoxicated – even if she is your fiancée.”
“In our age of sexual equality,” Frezza added, “why drunk female students are almost never characterized as irresponsible jerks is a question I leave to the feminists.”
On Fox, hosts Andrea Tantaros and Kirsten Powers agreed that women need to take more responsibility to prevent being sexual assaulted.
“I don’t know why this writer is taking so much heat because this is actually a problem that goes on,” Tantaros said. “These girls show up at these fraternity houses. The guys, what are they supposed to do? Lock them out? ‘Hey, how are you?’ They have a couple more beers, the girl passes out… so it is a legitimate fear.”
“They walk up to guys’ rooms, they get lost in the fraternity house,” Tantaros added. “Maybe they get drunk as the night goes on playing beer pong.”
She went on to say that there’s an issue of “girls getting too drunk and men taking advantage of them. However, where’s the personal responsibility on both sides? Really! If we say personal responsibility for women, the feminists go berserk. They’re like, ‘No, we should be able to wear whatever we want, and drink as much as we want, and pass out in the streets.’”
“The point is that the drunk woman is – she’s just not held accountable for anything,” Powers remarked. “The drunk guy, however, is supposed to make all these amazingly perfect decisions, and not make any mistakes.”