Stacey Dash: ‘I wish we could go back to Mad Men days. I love those days’

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Stacey Dash has a new book, There Goes My Social Life. The book is about her life as an African-American actress-turned-conservative pundit, although I’m using all of those words very loosely. Dash has gotten a lot of attention in the past four years or so, especially after she endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012, then became a Fox News contributor, then gave many, many nonsensical interviews about her conservative beliefs. Just my opinion: Dash is ridiculously ineffective as a spokesperson for her “conservative” beliefs, but because she’s an attractive black woman, conservative media uses her to parrot their agenda. To promote the book, Dash has given a series of terrible interviews to People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight. In the interviews and in her book, Dash details some legit tragedies in her life, like drug addiction, being the victim of molestation, and being physically assaulted as a young woman. She also shares some rather terrible ideas. Some highlighted quotes from those interviews:

She was a drug addict & that’s why she hates welfare programs: “When you get stuff for free, you have no self-worth. When you have no self-worth, you become depressed, addicted and either abused or an abuser. This is what perpetuates the cycle of violence in inner cities. We don’t need free stuff. We need opportunities. When I say there should not be a BET channel or a Black History Month, I’m saying we deserve more. I just hope people understand that I’m not judging; I’m coming from experience.”

Hollywood blacklisting: “I’ve been blacklisted in Hollywood. My agency dropped me because of my politics. They told me that when they pitched me, casting directors would say, ‘We give you credit for pitching her with a straight face.’ It makes me so angry. Republicans in Hollywood hide. I’m challenging them to stand up and have courage. I won’t be scared into submission.”

She’s going to run for president one day: “I’m going to run for president one day. I had a dream about 15 years ago that I was siting on the lawn of the White House, having a picnic with my family. That’s what I’m going for.”

On letting transgender people use whichever bathroom they want: “It’s tyranny by the minority. Why do I have to suffer because you can’t decide what you wanna be that day? It’s your body! So, it’s your decision, right? We all make choices. OK, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”

On feminism: “I can look like I look and use all the tools in my toolbox, be a stay-at-home mother and a wife and be a feminist or be a CEO of a company and wear a dress and show my legs and whatever God gave me and be a feminist. I don’t have to dress like a man or try to beat a man or try and get a man’s job to be a feminist. What we’re doing is we’re chipping away at what it is to be a woman and to be feminine. And what it is to be a man and be masculine. We’re chipping away at that. I wish we could go back to Mad Men days. I love those days. Men were men. And I love them.”

[From People Magazine & Us Weekly]

When men were men and black folks couldn’t vote because of Jim Crow laws. You know, the good old days when no one would have pretended to care what Stacey Dash has to say because she literally would have had no power or no voice in that kind of society. As for Stacey being blacklisted in Hollywood… it’s tricky, because I bet there are some people who don’t want to work with Dash just because of her politics. But I bet the overwhelming majority of people don’t want to work with her because she’s a homophobe, a transphobe and an apologist for some of the worst policies and politics in America. Also: what she said about trans people is disgusting. I understand that she’s framing it as the victim of molestation, but there is simply no correlation.

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  1. Pinky says:

    I wish she could go back to those days too. And never return.

    –TheRealPinky

    • Elisa the I. says:

      LMAO!

    • V4Real says:

      I hope she realizes if we go back to the Mad Men days she wouldn’t be working in an office, she would be cleaning it.

      I can’t with this woman, I’m going to hold tight to she’s just trolling us and she doesn’t know when to stop. The only good thing going for her is she looks 10 years younger than 49.

      • Kitten says:

        Well if she actually looked like a normal 49-year-old woman, Fox surely wouldn’t have her because women must above all be thin, pretty and youthful. Ditto if she looked like Lupita, Viola, or Danai. They like their black female news anchors to be light-skinned, pageant-y women.

        I mean, if they’re not white and blonde, which is of course the most preferable option.

      • missskitttin says:

        Obviously this “kitten”, or Stacey Dash, have no idea about Jim Crow days either… This is why we need to teach History in schools.

      • isabelle says:

        …and her husband constantly cheating on her but hey girl would have some nice pretty dresses and that matters the most.

      • meme says:

        Well, in all fairness now, Don’s final secretary was black.

      • RuddyZooKeeper says:

        Well she’d turn immediately from Mrs Dash into Mrs Butterworth – I don’t think she’d enjoy it as much as she thinks she would.

    • Frosty says:

      Hahaha – excellent

    • MoochieMom says:

      Please. Go away.

    • Carol says:

      Or go back to the 1950s and see what life would have really been like for her. Maybe she could then understand why everyone in the present thinks she’s a nitwit.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      She needs to go back to the cover shoot of her book and not lean on wet paint with her left arm! Am I the only one that sees that?

      • lilacflowers says:

        That is hilarious! Clueless indeed!

      • Emma33 says:

        Hahaha…that is hilarious, what IS that white stuff?

      • Ramona Q. says:

        Good eye, Tiffany. I don’t think anyone making the book noticed, from choosing the photo to printing the cover. That would be easily photoshoppable. Or no one cared about this book enough to bother.

  2. Lennox says:

    Every time she speaks, she gets more and more stupid.
    Also, I love the headline – from Clueless to Conservative. Nope, she’s still clueless.

  3. Donna Martin says:

    Is this chick okay?

  4. CTgirl says:

    I guess Ms. Dash doesn’t realize that in the days of Mad Men that she wouldn’t have a voice as a black woman. She is not a deep thinker.

    • susiecue says:

      Right?? Could that statement be more ignorant?

    • Bettyrose says:

      TBF, Her point was that men were men in those days. But I’m guessing she didn’t watch the show because the men were emotionally damaged, unhappy, philandering alcoholics. They dressed nicely, though.

      • HK9 says:

        In her world, that’s exactly what passes for a man. Sad, but true.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Exactly. It was more acceptable to physically abuse women back then as well.

      • Breakfast Margaritas says:

        Which men? White men? Because no other group of men were allowed full participation in 1950s American society. Stacey Dash has multiethnic background but, like president Obama, would not have been able to pass for white in the 50s. She would be been relegated to the back of the bus, playing maids or tragic mulattos in movies, living in all black neighborhoods, refused service at restaurants and hotels, or perhaps the best of all scenarios for her would’ve been to be a kept woman on the side for 30 years with a man like those on Mad Men. I’m. Sure she’s observing water cooler talk at FOX and folks are quipping that they’d love to return to the 50s and antebellum eras. She’s too stupid to realize that the part left unsaid is “when darkies and women knew their place”.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Breakfast Margaritas (great name!) …going by her reference to mad men, yes I think she means white, ivy league educated men who run the world, drink like fish, and keep a cadre of side pieces around for amusement. FK, maybe some of those men actually loved the life, but all the men on the show were miserable, so it’s a weird reference.
        All the main female characters were white, and their storylines (spoiler) all ended happily, but the point was it was the early 70s by then and times were changing.

  5. ItDoesntReallyMatter says:

    I agree about welfare. I have seen the same issue with my family members who get “free” government money. It comes at a price…

    • lilacflowers says:

      I’m in favoring of ending welfare to the likes of Ann Romney. And yes, she gets welfare in the form of spousal share Medicare and Social Security benefits despite never having paid a single penny into either program.

      • TG says:

        This. How about corporate welfare where huge corps don’t pay their fair share of taxes, or any taxes. Or how we subsidize Walmart’s employees because they refuse to employ them FT w/bennies or pay them a living wage, despite their shareholders…okay, too early. Better stop now before I combust.

    • BitsandPizzas says:

      Welfare reform needs to happen. I worked for years in NYC in transitional housing, where people moved from one list to another, living the welfare game. It was generational, and a majority of people I worked with had no impetus to move beyond welfare. Honestly, buying $100 shoes for toddlers was way more important. And yes, I sound jaded, but that’s because I am. The system is broken. There is no drive or incentive to get off welfare.

      • M.A.F. says:

        You’re not jaded, that is the current system. Welfare is suppose to be a temporary solution.

      • Jensies says:

        I work in social services and I’d disagree that there’s no drive to get off welfare. The issue I see is that it’s difficult to do it when your option is a minimum wage job without guaranteed full-time hours. So you make the same as welfare, or less, with less food and housing security because you now make “too much” to the qualify for benefits.

        Raise the minimum wage. Or do what Switzerland did and give everyone a guaranteed salary, so that people can feel secure getting a job without having to worry about starving or being homeless when they’re no longer eligible for benefits.

      • TG says:

        +1 Jensies Welfare reform needs to come with better options.

      • Esmom says:

        Well said, Jensies. I find the narrative of “$100 shoes for toddlers is more important than getting off welfare” really tiresome and unfair.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “The issue I see is that it’s difficult to do it when your option is a minimum wage job without guaranteed full-time hours. So you make the same as welfare, or less, with less food and housing security because you now make “too much” to the qualify for benefits”

        Exactly. If you have children, then you need to find childcare for the hours when you are at work, which can be very expensive. I do believe there are reforms that can be made, but at the same time, the problem is very complex. Welfare isn’t the root of the problem, it is a symptom of a struggling low-skilled and low-educated workforce.

      • meme says:

        I hear you. I live in NYC and the system is BROKEN. Too many freeloaders on welfare, Medicaid and collecting food stamps. My 92 year old mom who has a very limited income needs home care during the day but still doesn’t qualify for Medicaid so my brother and I help her pay for it.

      • delorb says:

        So you’d be okay with it if your 92 year old mom qualified? That seems about right. Everyone is against, until its their empty belly or lack of housing or illness with no medical coverage.

        One can’t look at people and make a snap judgement on who should or shouldn’t get benefits. I worked at a welfare office and some of my co-workers wanted to give people the 3rd degree for wearing something nice. There are so many ways people can get nice things, that I realized it was a NUNYA and NACHO.

        And for the record, the largest group on government assistance is CHILDREN. One can’t give the benefits directly to the child. At a certain point you have to start trusting the people. Or perhaps give them the skills to cope with living on pennies a day.

        As for Stacy, she’s just trying to keep her name in the papers. If we all look away, she’ll disappear. And not a moment too soon.

      • ToxicShockAvenger says:

        My mother was on welfare when I was born, in the form of subsidized childcare and medical care for me, while she went to school and got her degree. If she’d limited herself to the jobs – and babysitters/care – we could have managed “paying her own way” then both our lives would have been very different. She built a career and helped support a family and paid back into the system that paid her. She raised a child who grew up happy and healthy, who eventually ALSO became a productive member of society, with the means to help others. Welfare isn’t all a bunch of well-intentioned suckers doling out treats to lowlifes. It’s way more complex, and things won’t get better until we accept that complex problems require complex solutions – and even accept that it will never be perfect. Unfortunately, voters and politicians like snappy soundbites, and we have a culture that worships money and treats poverty as a moral failing. So, I’m not hopeful.

      • Goodnight says:

        Unemployment is supposed to be temporary. Please don’t lump people who continuously scum unemployment in with people with legitimate disabilities that can’t change their circumstances in order to get off welfare.

    • isabelle says:

      My family had to use foodstamps and don’t agree with her at all. In fact it gives me more sympathy for the working poor, single parents and tons of military families that need to use welfare…and with the comment above, my mother was often shamed by social workers and yes…when we lived in the housing projects HUD employees. They question every little thing you buy. They came to inspect out house one time and we were having a birthday party for my brother. they made jokes about us have a dam* birthday cake for my brother. Social workers judge harshly many times without knowing the reality of the story. my mother always told us to dress as well when we went to places such as the social service department of if housing people were vising. Since you are always being judged, shabby clothing is judged. We wore out best clothes around people that decided if you needed help or not. Even poor people want pride and sometime clothing can give you pride, as if there is some kind of future hope. They also want to present themselves as parents capable of clothing their children. When you are being judged you put on your best clothing not your worst.

      • meme says:

        I don’t think a lot of people currently on welfare think the way your mother did and I don’t think social workers make a lot of “house calls” any more.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @meme, my 87 year old great aunt lives with me. She receives some minimal (less than $100 worth a month) non-cash services from the Department of Elderly Affairs. We are subject to two site visits a year from a social worker.

        Social workers make lots of house calls. Welfare families would be subject to more of them except the case loads are too heavy because states like to keep down the number of full-time government workers. That’s how governors reduce budgets and brag about it.

    • Bee says:

      I grew up on welfare. It was humiliating, demeaning, and I didn’t know a human being alive who couldn’t wait to get off it.

      • isabelle says:

        …and why do people feel its humiliating & demeaning, because people like Stacy and some of the comments on here bash those on it. You’re humiliated because you know people harshly are judging you you without even knowing up because you’re on government assistance. Of course people want to get off of but it isn’t always possible. I’ve never had to return to public assistance but its very possible I made need to do it someday. If everything falls out like it did with my family, massive medical bills because of a severe illness. Its good to have that safety net in place.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      I receive medicaid and food stamps because I am disabled and the way I see it I’m more than “entitled” to these things because I spent 30 years paying into the system for it. I’m just getting back what was mine all along.

      • delorb says:

        I have to disagree with you here. You’re entitled because you’re disabled. You’re entitled because someone did the work on your case and determined that in your present condition you are eligible for food stamps. It has nothing to do with anything other than that.

        You’d qualify, whether you put anything in the system or not. That’s the beauty of the whole thing, IMO. EVERYONE who qualifies, gets support. Those who paid and those who didn’t. You don’t have to justify anything to anyone.

    • Breakfast Margaritas says:

      I feel like people who make these kinds of statements aren’t aware that BILL CLINTON “reformed welfare” in the 1990s and capped welfare AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN at 5 years. That’s right, families can only receive cash benefits for 5 years although it takes 18 years to raise a high school graduate. Cash benefits have been called TEMPORARY AID TO NEEDY FAMILIES since the Bill Clinton era. Maybe some wealthier states are supplementing this?

      Also “welfare” is less than 2% of the federal budget. What kinds of SOCIAL WORKERS are resentful about people receiving help but TOTALLY SILENT on billions per month being spent on war perpetually since 2002? (Nevermind that George Bush lied us into war with Iraq and we are still paying for that) Totally silent on manufacturing and call center jobs being shipped out of cities and out of the nation leaving city dwellers with no hope of rising out of grinding poverty and the accompanying stress? Totally silent on the cluster$uck Goldman Sachs and the rest of Wallstreet/Banking industry tanked the economy, stole equity, repossessed homes like crazy and still got bailed out anyway?
      What kind of clueless social workers don’t even attempt to understand social and economic trends that affect their clients yet stew in resentment as they “help” people? Lord help us all.

      What the person with the 92 year old mother failed to mention is that her mother is likely already receiving MEDICARE + SOCIAL SECURITY or some type of pension. The only 92 year old not receiving these benefits are those who never worked to pay into the system and those who were undocumented workers so no benefits can be received. Tell the whole story. Not just the parts that suit your Sarah Palin esque judgy conservative narrative.

      • Harleyb says:

        I love your name but I love your post more! MWAH!!

      • Trillion says:

        Rock on Breakfast Margaritas!

      • lilacflowers says:

        And that ineligible 92 year old is probably ineligible due to assets in excess of $2,000. That’ right. $2,000 in countable assets disqualifies an elder from Medicaid.

  6. Wendywoo says:

    I had a history professor who once said: “Never romanticize a time before penicillin”. I think it should also include “…and the Pill”.
    Also maybe “… and after Stacey Dash became a Fox garbage mouthpiece”

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Or before tampons!

    • GingerCrunch says:

      What a great line from your prof! I’m a huge history buff and we just started watching ‘The Knick’. The HORROR! And to think our grandparents survived those days. *shivers*

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        I’m a massive history buff as well, particularly the American Civil War. I think about these things a lot. A few years ago my mother had invasive (is there any other kind?) open heart surgery and the doctor told me that had it been 20 years ago, she probably wouldn’t have survived.
        People like Stacey Dash only seem to see the sunshine and roses propaganda from that era instead of making any efforts to educate themselves on the full reality of it. She’s clearly an idiot and fits well at Fox.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Omg, we went to a Civil War medicine museum in Frederick, Md. It was truly one of the most gruesome things I’ve ever seen. And living in Virginia, I’m constantly reminded of the suffering that took place in my backyard. Ugh.

      • KB says:

        The Knick is SO GOOD!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I haven’t seen The Knick, but I my grandmother told me a little bit ago that when she was a child, her grandmother had to have surgery for cancer (I think it was ovarian or uterine) on their KITCHEN TABLE. They lived in rural middle America, and apparently that was the norm.

      • Pamela says:

        My grandmother was nearly 13 lbs at birth, and was born in 1922. I don’t know anything more to the story aside from what a large baby she was but I have to imagine that was not an easy birth considering what we have now and what they had then.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      It hat professor rocks– and I’m totally stealing that line. It is so true!

    • nicegirl says:

      love this

    • profdanglais says:

      Mine said: “To anyone who dreams of living in the past, I have two words for you. Dental hygiene.”

  7. HK9 says:

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  8. uninspired username says:

    When people of color are nostalgic for “those days” I just cringe.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Or women of any color. When men were men and could beat you to death and it was your fault for being a “nag.” Or could cheat on you and it was your fault for “letting yourself go.” Or could get a job you needed or be paid more for the same job because you weren’t “the breadwinner.” Or could rape you and it was your fault for being “a tease.” Yup, the good old days.

  9. LA says:

    Every time she speaks, I imagine Inigo Montoya in Princess Bride “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”

  10. Name says:

    Go in the bushes? Go eff yourself. Or better yet, go check yourself into an asylum that still does shock therapy treatment just like the good ole days of Mad Men.

    • Jackie says:

      Where exactly does she think they have been going this whole time? She and people like her act as if this is something that just started happening this year.

  11. Clucky says:

    How is she suffering and how is her child’s life at risk by someone using a public washroom?

    • lilacflowers says:

      And how are her rights being interfered with it? I see nothing in the Constitution stating that she only has to share public restrooms with people of her choosing. Also, last time I checked a ladies room, there were private stalls.

      • Giddy says:

        Has there been even one documented case of a trasvestite raping some innocent female in the “ladies room”? I’ve never seen so much hysteria over a non-event. And telling anyone to go in the bushes is so deeply insulting that it boggles the mind. One thing that she is right about however, I personally would never hire or work with someone who uses conservatism to practice hate.

      • Darkladi says:

        Does this dummy realize that her Fox buddies said the same thing about Blacks in desegregated bathrooms?

      • Elizabeth Beachwood says:

        On Twitter, I’ve noticed that some conservatives point to instances where a cisgender man will dress up as a woman and gain access to a women’s restroom with the sole purpose of filming or peeping on women. If true, that’s terrible, but I could only find under 5 reported instances like this in the US. Kids are exponentially more likely to be preyed upon by someone in their family or someone they know very well – not some random man “who feels like being a woman today”.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Yep, and stats show that it ain’t mostley trans people in bathrooms that are molesting kids but dont let the facts get in the way Stacey….also “because you cant decide what you want to be that day” “DECIDE what you want to be…THAT DAY” seriously, f*ck you and your attempts to lessen the struggles trans and gay people go through into such a dismissive bullshit tone, like they choose it flippantly.

      F*ck, f*cking right off you numpty.

    • FingerBinger says:

      She’s not suffering. Trans women and men using public toilets is the new boogeyman for conservatives.

      • LizLemonGotMarried says:

        This. This is the only thing my hyper-conservative father and I (a hyper-progressive liberal) can agree on. This is a completely created issue to drive voters to the polls. Both of us are like…”What the f_ck is everyone freaking out about? We’ve been using the bathroom with transgender folks forever. Why is this now a thing?”

      • Kitten says:

        Exactly. Before gay marriage was legalized, it was the “slippery slope” trope about how next we’ll be condoning pedophilia and beastiality.
        These people breed fear and wield it like a weapon.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I remember those threats, kitten! I think the funniest one I heard was when someone said “what’s next, people marrying TREES?!” So absurd.

        Of course they abandoned that line of attack when human beings who are gay were allowed to marry and the sky didn’t fall down.

      • Rascalito says:

        You’re right, it’s such a useless, dumb, fabricated non-issue. If a male-to-female transgender person is looking at your little daughter in a restroom (outside of the private stall obviously), it would probably be just to admire her cute clothes, not to f*cking murder the kid! She seriously thinks her child’s LIFE would be in danger? What planet did this woman mail her brain to? Jeezus, these paranoid conservatives need to calm the hell down already, and get an education! It’s just pathetic.

    • Luca76 says:

      Sadly I was on another site and every comment was something like I can’t stand Stacey Dash but I agree with that. She’s so awful.

  12. HH says:

    RE: “I understand that she’s framing it as the victim of molestation, but there is simply no correlation.” >>>> I’m assuming it lacks all the correlation required because it was done by cisgender man.

    Anyways, she sucks. Honestly, if she’s this dumb and annoying, who’d want to work with her? I mean being blacklisted only applies if her career were particularly on fire, or somewhere near on fire. I mean, she’s a B-list celebrity, AT BEST (pre or post FOXNews).

    And her answer feminism, it pains me to even pay her a minimal compliment, but it actually started out well. Had she stopped at “….whatever God gave me and be a feminist,” I would have had no problem with it and would have had to support a position of hers. But the Good Lord came through and she kept talking. Mad Men era?! No, girl. No.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Yes, she had to ruin the one answer in this godawful interview that could have been ok.

  13. Patricia says:

    What she said about transgendered people is the most ignorant thing I’ve heard anyone say about the subject, ever.

  14. Scal says:

    Where did she think trans people were peeing up until now? The outhouse of shame?

    I’m not going to be peeking under stalls to check out the hardware of the person peeing next to me. No one is coming after your kid-they just want to pee. Conservatives are the one’s making this a big deal all of a sudden.

    Heck-last week I was in a restaurant that only had (gasp!) one co-ed bathroom and 2 DUDES went in before me. And there was a kid behind me! The horror! *eye roll*

    • doofus says:

      “Where did she think trans people were peeing up until now?”

      yeah, this always makes me wonder, where did these bigots THINK they were going?! all of a sudden it’s a huge problem?

    • a reader says:

      In a public bathroom the only thing I’m scared of is not having toilet paper!

    • ClaireB says:

      This is what I keep saying! You’ve all been peeing with trans people in the bathrooms already! Your precious daughters have already been in the bathrooms with them. And no one in there is doing anything other than going into a stall, coming out, and then (hopefully!!!) washing their hands and leaving. I’m not sure some of these men even know what a women’s bathroom is like. We’ve got stalls!

    • Pamela says:

      “No one is coming after your kid-they just want to pee.”

      Yes! This is one of the aspects of this argument that irks me the most. There was a bit of a debate on my facebook page and my cousin brought up the fact that she worries for her 8 year old daughter going in to the bathroom alone.

      Then don’t allow her to go in alone. I wouldn’t, regardless of this law. I am not worried about a trans woman being an issue. I am worried that an unhinged stranger could possibly be in there with my kid, unsupervised. Period.

      I don’t wander around clutching my pearls in a panic over this possibilty, I just accompany my kid to the restroom. Same way I take her hand when we cross the street and cut her steak into non-chokey sized bites.

      Do most parents allow their young kids into public restrooms alone?

      My biggest fear about a trans woman in the bathroom with my kid would be if my kid noticed something about her and loudly asked a question because that would be awkward. Other than that, I am not concerned about who is peeing around me.

      • woodstock_schulz says:

        @Pamela – yeah, my kid asking an awkward question would be my only fear too! LOL

      • Sarah says:

        How would your kid have any idea they were in the bathroom with a trans person? You don’t see someone’s genitals in there (if you do, you have a problem). And if you mean they might see a very tall woman or something, you should just teach your child to not comment on the appearance of strangers as a general rule as it is rude. I literally don’t see the problem at all.

  15. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Whoa…slow that stupid train down a little. I can’t keep up. Ok, I’ll pick one. The bathroom thing. This just annoys me to no end. Please, please ultra conservatives, please stop pretending you give a damn about me being raped or children being molested. You don’t. Please stop pretending you are fighting to protect women and children. You have shown over and over and over that when someone, probably an acquaintance or a family member, rapes me or molests a child, you will side with the rapist. You will call me a liar. You will call the child unreliable. You will parse our stories into shreds looking for evidence that we made them up. But now, suddenly, you need us, the women and children, to help you billy people who have already had a lifetime of bullying. Go to hell. Don’t use me and don’t use children to help your sick little crusade.

    • LooseSeal says:

      *mic drop*

    • Pamela says:

      You said this so much better than me. Well, actually what you said and what I said aren’t even remotely the same. But you got to the actual POINT of this argument so much better. Thank you.

    • Kitten says:

      Of course conservatives care about children being molested!

      ….unless it’s Josh Duggar who’s doing the molesting, or Alan Berlin or Aaron Bruns or Jeffrey Bartleson or a Catholic priest or….

      • doofus says:

        …or Dennis Hastert. how many of his colleagues came out to defend him?

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Doofus, ssshhh! We’re not supposed to mention former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Or Mark Foley. Or Larry Craig, since we’re discussing public bathrooms.

    • pinetree13 says:

      PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Like they give a crap about women and children!

    • I Choose Me says:

      GNAT for president!

  16. Darkladi says:

    Dear Spacey,

    You miss the Mad Men days????!!!! You do realize that you’re Black? Those wonderful days were not meant for you.

    Welcome to the back of the bus, b*tch.

    • DSW says:

      I know, right? She says that, and then talks about being President. As a woman, a black woman no less, she wouldn’t have the chance in Hell to even get elected to a school board, let alone the White House back then. She’d be just another struggling 60s housewife.

      • SJO says:

        Actually she would be cleaning bathrooms for a housewife in the 60s. And the only significant difference between her and a pre- Civil War domestic slave would be a paltry paycheck.

      • ClaireB says:

        She could maybe get a job cleaning the White House kitchen, if she were a really well-behaved black woman. None of this uppity spouting-off!

    • Bee says:

      In those days, she would have had to go in the bushes with the trans people (unless there was a “separate but equal” bathroom for her)

  17. BlueSky says:

    Maybe they don’t want to hire her because she’s a terrible actress!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Or a moron.

    • Alix says:

      Known for exactly one role in her entire career, umpteen years ago.

    • Naya says:

      Precisely.

      She would actually score points from me if she decried the lack of roles for Women of a certain age and especially black women of a certain age. I mean, her equivalent in Hollywood erawise (woman, mixed race classified as black) is probably Rae Dawn Chong. Rae was in more commercially successful films and had some critical praise for Color Purple. Rae is liberal in her politics. Rae barely works. Stacey needs to park her agenda for two minutes and smell the coffee.

  18. honeybee blues says:

    Wow. There’s stupid, and then there’s aggressively stupid. And now we have a new form of measurement; Stacey Dash stupid. This chick is one huge onion of stupid, with layers, and layers to peel away only to find more pungent stupid lurking about, waiting to assault the intellect. Wow.

  19. Sarah01 says:

    From clueless to conservative not a far stretch.
    Drumph should consider her his second they would make a matching pair.

  20. anna says:

    ” I don’t have to dress like a man or try to beat a man or try and get a man’s job to be a feminist.”
    yeah, you do. It’s called equality. except sure, wear a dress.

  21. Lynnie says:

    I don’t know how people can separate the art from the person, because I’m not sure how I’m gonna watch Clueless without seeing Stacey all over Dionne.

    I always wondered what the catalyst was for her going this radical, and I guess getting over her drug addiction was it.

    She sure is pretty though 😪 what a shame

    • LooseSeal says:

      Well apparently she did a lot of drugs at one point.

      • Deering says:

        Swapped one ill-advised addiction for another, did she? It’s sad how some who are lucky enough to survive trauma/addiction feel they have to prove how “good” they are by punishing the rest of us “unworthy” folks.

  22. lilacflowers says:

    I am so tired of this “Hollywood won’t hire Republicans” crap. Kelsey Grammar, Patricia Heaton, Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood and on and on and on are very loud and proud Republicans who all work regularly.

    • doofus says:

      yeah, I’m guessing it’s more because she’s a straight-up bigot, and a mediocre actress.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Don’t forget Bruce Willis who was quite the box office draw back in the day. If he’s not working much these days it’s partly because he has a sh*tty attitude and people like Kevin Smith and Sylvester Stallone are fed up with him.

  23. Name says:

    Her ex husband was also married to Landon on Southern Charm. That has nothing to do with this except that I suspect that her ex-husband must be flipping off his rocker as well.

  24. DSW says:

    RE: “I understand that she’s framing it as the victim of molestation, but there is simply no correlation.”

    I am willing to bet the person who molested her was someone she knew and trusted, not a random person who entered the bathroom while she was using it. Those are the people who pose the most danger to your children.

    • Giddy says:

      Didn’t you know that there are trasvestite rapists that hang out by the bathrooms? I hear that they take numbers like at a deli! I’m so terrified that I just stay home so as to protect my virginal self from the horrors of public bathrooms. I feel an attack of the vapors coming on.

  25. Penguen says:

    It’s too early in the morning for me to be banging my head against my desk like this.

  26. Colette says:

    Mad Man Days aka Jim Crow Days
    SMH

  27. Frosty says:

    Yes, Stacey, let’s bring back the good old days of back alley abortions, jews were restricted, Jim Crow and the one-drop rule. She’s so clueless.

  28. hnmmom says:

    I agree with all the above comments regarding her idiocy. I will add the stupidity that she thinks being President of the United States is about having a picnic on the front lawn. My daughter imagines herself protecting the environment, ending poverty, and creating world peace as President. This moron fantasizes about finger sandwiches and cold lemonade on the North Lawn.

    • doofus says:

      your daughter sounds like a great young lady…keep up the good work!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, I noticed that, too. I’m pretty sure that’s not what Dr. Martin Luther King meant when he said “I have a dream.”

  29. Alarmjaguar says:

    This is why history matters! Argh, come on, Stacey!

  30. lucy2 says:

    As I read that, I wanted to pick apart each piece, but it’s just so overwhelmingly stupid, it’s not worth the time.
    I feel sorry for her. Her career is nothing, and the only attention she gets is from yelling ignorant, bigoted, and flat out dumb things. That’s not a very appealing life.

  31. Assf says:

    Youre a bit stretching this. Shes just romanticizing the era …also called the golden age fallacy

  32. Eden75 says:

    Mad Men days huh? Where there were places that she wouldn’t have been allowed to use the washroom of her choosing.

    I had no idea who she was until I looked it up yesterday and did the “oh yeah, her” thing. It’s times like these that make me not miss cable.

  33. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Stacey Dash is so lost she’s looking for buttercups in the Mohave Desert, smh.

    I once had a professor who in all honesty and eagerness asked our class about what time we’d go back to if we had a time machine and I’ll never forget how the majority of the AA’s in his class developed blank stares before one guy said, “Last week is as safe as I’m willing to try. I lost a $20″

    There is no ‘golden’ ages of back then except for those like Stacey Dash who try to imagine they’d be white and treasured (and even then Stacey, better have dinner promptly by 5 and hope he didn’t drink).

    • I Choose Me says:

      one guy said, “Last week is as safe as I’m willing to try. I lost a $20″

      I bust out laughing cause that was funny then immediately after I felt like crying at the sad truth of it all.

  34. FingerBinger says:

    Republicans aren’t blacklisted. Jon Voight ,Bruce Willis , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Michelle Gellar are all working conservative actors. Stacey Dash can’t get work because she’s a really bad actor.

  35. neocleo says:

    Another idiot I wish would shut up and go away.

  36. ClaireB says:

    The only nice thing I can say about this idiot is that her hair is cute. Other than that, I wish she could time travel back to Mad Men days and experience how black people and women were treated in person for a while. Then maybe she could come back and STFU.

  37. Dragonlady sakura says:

    Her sheer stupidity makes my brain hurt. Yeah, let’s go back to the good old days of blatant discrimination, segregation, and sexism. She seems to have forgotten she’s still a black woman and would have been treated like less of a person, but you know, good times.

  38. spittair says:

    Pathetic. Does she realize that in the Mad Men days she probably wouldn’t have been able to sit next to Jon Hamm on the bus?? And you guys should see the before/after pics of her Clueless days. She’s been bleaching her skin for years.

    • I Choose Me says:

      She’s had a couple of nose jobs but not sure about the skin bleaching. We can look more tan or lighter depending on the time of year; how much sun exposure we’re getting.

      • Spittair says:

        Trust me, if you look at her pics from the 90′s and compare them to her current creamy complexion you might change your mind.

  39. QQ says:

    The Ancestors are clearly working on Stacey’s face, also she makes Raven look like Sojourner Truth by comparison

  40. LooseSeal says:

    In the Mad Men days she’d be peeing in the bushes with the trans folks.

  41. paranormalgirl says:

    “casting directors would say, ‘We give you credit for pitching her with a straight face.’ ”

    Because an an actress, you are sub par. As a human… well. Sister Mary Augustine always said not to say anything if it would lower you as a person, so I shan’t say anything about how ill-informed and tragically dumb she is.

  42. Harryg says:

    Go, then.

  43. Lambda says:

    From Clueless to Conservative? Could the subtitle be, Pivoting? Or, No Trajectory Whatsoever?

  44. Msw says:

    Then you go, clueless, and we won’t hae to listen to your fool mouth anymore. Bye, Felicia!

  45. MSat says:

    Fortunately for Stacey, there are plenty of places where she can go today and still experience this nostalgia. How about Iran? She’ll love it there. The only thing she;ll be able to show is her eyeballs.

  46. Dibba says:

    Never heard of her. Thought it was Katie Couric.

  47. Lucky says:

    I only like the Mad Men days for the clothes. And the smoking and drinking in the office

  48. isabelle says:

    I had family members that were unable to vote because of Jim crow laws and this just makes me sad. She makes me sad, not angry just sad. I think there is something wrong with her mentally having a possible disorder. He facial expression, her eyes, her body language, something is mentally off. She seems unaware of even being in the room.

  49. Carmen says:

    I went to elementary school with her cousin. He’s a respected university professor who is very proud of his black heritage. She’s also related to the screenwriter Julie Dash who wrote and directed a great movie called “Daughters of the Dust”. Stacey Dash is a disgrace to her whole family.

    • Dena says:

      See . . . my theory is that they (family) have to have said something that pissed her off. Something that was too real for her delicate state of being. Something so real that it sent her into a reactionary, retaliatory state. Something that made her say ‘I’m going to embarrass all of you. Just watch me. You”ll pay attention to me then.” Or perhaps it’s me not wanting to believe she’s just so damn stupid. Could it be internalized racism? Lead poisoning? Concussion? Desperate for money and attention?

      • Carmen says:

        She is that damn stupid. I’ve met several members of her family and they are all upstanding people who take pride in their ancestry. Not this woman. I don’t know what she thinks of her family but I know what they think of her. If she was related to me I’d disown her.

      • Deering says:

        Sounds like she’s got a major case of Clarence-Thomas-self-hating disease.

  50. Alana says:

    Girl, bye.

  51. Bee says:

    Regarding her comments about trans people not using bathrooms.
    In “Mad Men Days,” she would have been prohibited from using the bathrooms she now uses. She is a woman of color, is she not? There would have been a “special” bathroom for her kind. Or she would have had to go in the bushes.

  52. tacos and tv says:

    Wow, I mean, look, I am all for anyone supporting politics any which way the want to, regardless of gender or race, do you through and through. But, in a way, this woman sounds a bit self loathing and a bit of ashamed of who she is which is why she is a bit radical in her opinions. I am picking up on some self image issues and difficulties…. Just my opinion. I have to read her interviews sparingly because Clueless will always be one of my favorite movies and Deon is classic.

  53. Dean says:

    The fact that I can still watch clueless with that idiot in it shows how great that movie is. I can’t watch Mel Gibson or Sandra Bullock anymore

    • Tarsha says:

      Why? What on earth has Sandra Bullock ever done?

      • Dean says:

        She was banging a nazi the adopted black babies to ensure her reputation wasn’t damaged. Just like when Madonna adopted the black kids to piss her husband off. Fortunately he’s not the bigotry she thought he was

  54. Shannon says:

    Meh. I’m pretty liberal myself, always have been always will be. But I’m the daughter of fairly conservative parents and I live in a conservative town. I can totally get along and work with people of opposing ideologies – I get along with them and they get along with me. It’s called maturity. If you can’t deal with people who have opinions other than your own and you’re “blacklisting” people because of how they vote, you might want to check your own talk of “tolerance” at the door. I don’t try to get into conversations about politics because I find it usually leads to argument and nobody changes anyone’s mind, but if I’m pulled into one I speak my piece. I get disagreed with, but I don’t get fired or banned from anything, so on that level that’s wrong imo. I also disagree with her opinions, but I could still work with her and talk about something besides politics. It’s not that hard. She has a right to her opinions.

    • Lambda says:

      Glib. Glibber. The Glibbest.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      No one said she didn’t. She has a right to her opinion, and I have a right to think her opinion is stupid, and to say so. Your ability to get along with people by avoiding talking about politics is called tact, or cowardice, depending on the situation. It’s nothing to brag about and doesn’t make you “mature.” Do you laugh at racist jokes to get along? Belong to exclusive clubs to get along? How far do you you take your hypocrisy? You say you speak up when asked. What about when someone says something you know is intolerant and wrong? You stay quiet then? I also have conservative, elderly parents, and I am somewhat hypocritical when they talk about politics because they are old and I don’t want to upset them. But that doesn’t make me more mature than someone who would speak up. Less so, probably. I think you can give your high horse a rest. Your attitude and behavior is not particularly admirable.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I wouldn’t not work with someone just because of which political party they vote for or identify with (unless they identify as some kind of neo-Nazi or something). But if someone goes around unapologetically being a sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic ass, or defending abusers, then yes, there are understandably going to be people who at best don’t take that person seriously, or at worst, don’t want any kind of business dealings with them, whether it’s helping them profit off of anything or having themselves or their work represented by them. That’s not being immature and intolerant, that’s taking a stand by putting your beliefs in equality over wanting to come off as a friendly, professional person who doesn’t make waves. An act of free speech all by itself. Person A has the right to voice their prejudices, and person b has the right to send a message that they want no connection to that.

  55. Scootypuffjr says:

    Wow, just wow. When I read the headline, I thought, “How ****ing stupid is she?” I’m from the South, and I think she’d last all of five minutes in those days (especially if she were in my neck of the woods).The second she wanted to use the restroom, eat in a restaurant, or even walk on the same side of the damn street as a white person, she’d be begging for a one-way ticket back to 2016.

  56. JADE says:

    Dash is just ignorant … sorry! The 1960s were full of rape; date rape; office rape; sidewalk rape; subjugation (no offense to Peggy and Joan but just didn’t happen!) restricted clubs/neighborhoods and poll taxes; lynchings; protestors having dogs set on them; segregated schools with no textbooks or pencils.

    And If she thinks feminism is about dressing like men she is just plain stupid.

  57. Trillion says:

    She’s hoping Trump picks her for his running mate.

  58. jinglebellsmell says:

    Go in the bushes? Seriously?

  59. Rachel 2.0 says:

    The stupid is strong with this one.

  60. Dee says:

    She has clearly never paid attention to Black History Month. Or any history whatsoever.

  61. Nymeria says:

    I’m socially fairly liberal, but fiscally I’m very conservative. This woman does not represent conservative beliefs well AT ALL – even I think she’s stupid.

    I wish liberals and conservatives could stop bashing each other for one second and realize that there are valid points on both sides. But it won’t happen. It’s a constantly escalating contest of moral rectitude. Which is why I’m a misanthrope, because people refuse to see how blinkered they really are.

    • Trillion says:

      Because politics is like WWF (or whatever it’s called now). Nobody wants to watch “real” wrestling, but will clamor for the splashy, cartoonish fake stuff.

  62. Caz says:

    Why are people such as Dash given a forum to spout Stupid & Ignorant?

  63. Persephone says:

    End corporate welfare and tax avoidance for the super rich, leave poor people alone.

    She’s beautiful on the outside and very young looking. Pity she wasn’t so lucky in the brain department.