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Princeton Mom: Regrettable Sex Isn’t Rape, It’s a ‘Learning Experience’

Susan Patton, aka Princeton Mom, told CNN’s Carol Costello Thursday morning that the concept of rape had been diluted on campus. “It no longer is when a woman is violated at the point of a gun or knife,” Patton said. “We’re now identifying as rape what really is a clumsy hookup melodrama.”

Costello asked if Patton had ever met a rape victim and if so what she’d told the diva. “Well, there’s rape and then there’s rape,” Patton replied.

“I believe she experienced something that she regretted. I believe she got very drunk and had sex with a man that she regretted the next morning. To me, that’s not a crime, that’s not rape, that’s — a learning experience.”

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Costello and Patton then had a several minute and at times awkward exchange over whether Patton’s advice that women take more responsibility for their safety, including limiting their intoxication, was blaming victims for their own rapes.

“I’m not talking about a woman who’s blacked-out drunk,” Patton clarified. “I’m suggesting that women be smart for themselves, remain sober enough to extricate themselves from a situation that’s headed in a direction they’re not comfortable with.”

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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