Former actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash is drawing fire after the Daily Mail uncovered her 2004 bankruptcy documents that show she was financially supported by her former fiancé to the tune of $6,000 a month, Perez Hilton reports. Dash was apparently so broke and drowning in debt because she says she couldn’t find work and ultimately filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Eleven years after that, Dash told Meredith Vieira in an interview that she thinks women need to work harder and stop complaining about the gender wage gap. “It’s an excuse. Stop making excuses. If there are opportunities, seize them,” she said.
“Because, that’s all women ever do these days,” Dash continued. “They whine about how everything is too hard, how they can’t afford this and that, how nobody is helping them out and most of all, how nobody is prepared to treat women equally. And you know what the real problem is? It’s the women themselves. Because, if we feel that something is lacking, we should stop crying about it and change it. And if a man stands in our way, we should just get down on our knees, work our…khm, magic, right, and make the world a better place. That’s the female way. Guys use their strength, women use…other attributes.”
The former actress then went on to claim that a number of her girl friends just “sit around the house all day, complain about how they have no money and take care of their children.” “At first, I was like, okay, I understand you, and I’ll listen to you mope about it because I’m your friend and that’s what friends do. But when I started to see a pattern, I was like, well things have to change here.” She also went on to claim that “if all else fails, you can at least try a little harder to get yourself a new, rich husband.”
“You can call it what you want, a last resort, the wrong thing to do, the worst possible choice – I don’t care. The fact to the matter is, if this is a man’s world, and it clearly is, then there’s definitely a place for us as well. Because if they get to have all the money, all the power and the positions, then we get to have, well, them. And it’s an age old story too, you know how the saying goes, ‘behind every powerful man is an even more powerful and lazy woman.’ There’s definitely truth in that,” Dash raved on.
“You didn’t go to college? Fine. You didn’t make it through high school? Okay. You’re not too bright? Sure. You don’t want to/are unable to work hard? No problem. Just put yourself out there, a little bit of makeup here, a little bit of plastic surgery there and voila – you’ll be well on your way to set yourself up for life. Just find a guy who you’ll be able to obey and satisfy, and they’ll give you everything. They’re like puppies if you know how to treat them right. And when that happens, they will offer you the keys to the castle. But none of that is going to happen with you sitting at home and feeling sorry for yourself while eating ice cream and watching Oprah. Get up and go at it, girls,” Dash advised.