On the daytime television talk show ‘The Doctors,” Jillian Michaels claimed that women were “inviting danger” (such as rape) by dressing like sluts.
The statement was made in response to the the first annual Slut Walk” demonstrations, which took place earlier this year after a Toronto police officer claimed “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Since then, protests have spread through cities across the U.S. and the world.
“This was an inflammatory response to a horrible thing that an actual public servant, a policeman said to women, was that, the reason basically they were getting raped was because they were dressing provocatively,” Dr. Lisa Masterson explained. “Obviously that’s not true.”
But before Coulter could say something outrageous, she was upstaged by host Jillian Michaels, who also appeared NBC’s The Biggest Loser as a trainer.
“I don’t know that, that’s not true,” Michaels interrupted.
“Wait, wait, wait. You’re saying the way a woman dresses, that actually should provoke her to get raped?” Masterson asked.
“I am not saying that it should, but the behavior you engage in, is inviting danger. You are inviting danger,” Michaels replied.
“A woman should be able to dress any way she wants to,” Masterson objected.
“We’re not saying a woman brings it on herself,” Coulter replied, taking Michael’s side. “But why would you want to celebrate sluttishness. I am for dressing a bit provocatively, but not sluttishly.”
“It’s irony,” Masterson pointed out. “They’re trying to be ironic and they are trying to make something funny that is a negative epithet.”
“Are they imagining there’s a potential rapist out there, seeing women walking by with signs saying sluts and says to himself, ‘I didn’t realize I couldn’t rape a woman because she’s dressed provocatively.’ What’s the point here?” Coulter wondered.