Rock icon Chrissie Hynde has no regrets about suggesting provactively dressed, intoxicated women "ask" to be raped.
The Pretenders frontwoman, 65, sparked anger from campaigners against sexual violence when promoting her autobiography last year (15) after sharing her recollections of being raped by members of an Ohio biker gang at the age of 21.
Chrissie told Britain's Sunday Times magazine at the time that she took responsibility for what happened and added women should avoid being "provocative" and not "entice" potential rapists by wearing sexually suggestive clothing.
In a new interview with The Times (Oct16), the rocker has hit back at her critics, saying they cannot handle the truth about men's lack of sexual control.
"What I'm saying is that women think men are in control all the time, but men are weaker than women," she explains. "And don't mess with these guys because when its unleashed they can't control themselves. That's too profound for most people."
At the height of the controversy over her comments the Brass in Pocket singer attempted to clarify her remarks, and on U.S. news show Good Morning America insisted she wasn't aiming to "advise" women.
However, now she is unrepentant about her remarks, saying, "I have to be honest, I don't give a f**k. First I didn't know because I don't read my press but when I kept being questioned about it I said, 'If you're going to walk around in your underwear drunk, you're asking for it'.
"And they really jumped on me for that. Because the idea in this climate of pseudo-empowerment is that no means no. Well I have news for you girls, a stiff d**k means yes."
Chrissie adds that she blames herself for the rape due to being depressed and on drugs at the time.
"The point is: I shouldn't have been where I was," she explains. "Why? Because I didn't want to go home. I wanted experience. I was depressed an f**ked up, which is when bad things happen. Believe me, nobody in the history of mankind has made good choices on Quaaludes."
At the time of the musician's original comments, Lucy Hastings, director of the charity Victim Support said, "Victims of sexual violence should never feel or be made to feel that they were responsible for the appalling crime they suffered - regardless of circumstances or factors which may have made them particularly vulnerable."