Short answer: No. But the feminist response to her common sense words were just as ridiculous as her claim that she “took full responsibility” for being gang raped decades ago.
Rock and roller mom, Chrissie Hynde, has been interviewed several times recently about her controversial assertion that our culture has become overly pornographic and that women need to pull the plug on that by changing their behavior and “stop acting like prostitutes.”
That seemingly common sense position has provoked a stinging backlash from feminists on both sides of the Atlantic. As Julia Hartley-Brewer from the Telegraph put it, “Chrissie Hynde has committed the ultimate sin for a former feminist icon: She has offended the sisterhood.” That is certainly true, and for that, I applaud Hynde. The feminist notion that the behavior of women can never be criticized, either for local incidents or for more widespread degradation of the culture, is bizarre, and it needs to be confronted.
Furthermore, many of the things she’s stated recently in her interviews are very reasonable. When she criticized pop performers like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, for example, for behaving like “sex workers” and doing “a great deal of damage,” that can hardly be refuted.