KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAChrissie Hynde of The Pretenders fame didn’t need a Twitter account or barely-there dresses to crack the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Her band thrived the old-fashioned way: through grit, endless touring and some killer hooks.

Now, she’s chronicling her rock days in a new memoir “Reckless: Life as a Pretender,” and a few passages have caught the public’s attention. (Or, more accurately, what has caught people’s attention is the way in which she described those passages in a news interview, which instantly went viral.)

The Sept. 8 release of her memoir chronicles the difficult story of rape in 1978 after a biker invited her to a local “party.” There was no party. Instead, the biker’s mates forced her to commit sex acts or she would be seriously hurt. Hynde blamed herself for the incident all these years later when discussing the book with Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine.

She has pushed beyond her own situation, saying other women who dress provocatively may be putting themselves in harm’s way.

“If I’m walking around in my underwear and I’m drunk? Who else’s fault can it be? If you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him,” she said.

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Some women’s groups immediately pounced, saying Hynde is blaming the victim. Hynde has yet to apologize. Yet not everyone was angered by her confessions. The Telegraph’s Julia Hartley-Brewer wrote that the rocker’s comments will unfairly cost Hynde her feminism card.

Taylor_Swift_073_(18307807681)“Miss Hynde, once seen as a strong feminist role model, had unwittingly breached the first rule of the Sisterhood club: If you want to belong, then you have to conform,” Hartley-Brewer wrote.

There is no room for debate, nuanced argument or even personal opinion in the Sisterhood orthodoxy. You’re either a Sister and agree that women take no responsibility for anything that happens to them or their bodies whatever the circumstances, or you are a “rape apologist.” It’s one or the other.

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Cultural critic Camille Paglia weighed in on the subject last year, telling Time Magazine the matter deserves investigation.

“It is well-established that the visual faculties play a bigger role in male sexuality, which accounts for the greater male interest in pornography … Misled by the naive optimism and ‘You go, girl!’ boosterism of their upbringing, young women do not see the animal eyes glowing at them in the dark. They assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread and twisted by a psychotic.”

“Young women do not see the animal eyes glowing at them in the dark.”

The debate over women’s wear comes on the heels, no pun intended, of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The annual gala showcases singers in the smallest ensembles led by shock high priestess Miley Cyrus.

Miley CyrusThe “Bangerz” singer and host changed outfits repeatedly throughout the night, capping the evening with a “wardrobe malfunction” that caught few savvy viewers by surprise.

Cyrus’ peers have a complicated relationship with feminism. During a 2013 chat with NPR, pop star Katy Perry said she’s seen enough of her scantily clad peers.

RSI NFL-SUPER/ S SPO FBN ENT TPX USA AZ“I’m not talking about anyone in particular. I’m talking about all of them. I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked … It’s like, Put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it, too,” she said at the time. Of course, Perry has gleaned plenty of attention over the years from her own considerable curves, which she often displays.

Expect Hynde’s comments to stir considerable debate before social media moves on to another deceased lion or lying politician.