he never claimed rape was OK
Correct. He implied it.
I disagree, too simplistic. This is what i think stated more clearly:
He says that "he has no sympathy for x" as a bit of a figure of speach (because it is one, a very common one) and means that because the woman dressed arousingly (which she did not IMHO, but let's just pretend that she did), then if she were to be raped then it is "no surprise" (another figure of speach there). This is still a pretty cold point of view mind you. It is no surprise because he is focusing on her thoughts, her mind, her motivations, what ideas she provokes in others (willingly or not)... etc
If she would worry about being raped then she should take measures to prevent it. Do not provoke that which you do not want to occur. If rape is such a bad thing, then why the hell would you do anything that might give people ideas about that -what if you come across someone who takes those ideas to head and actually does that!
Of course such a person would be a bad person, BUT there are bad people everywhere. Pressing charges does not un-rape you, so if you do not want it, then be smart and avoid it. Getting run over is bad, so before crossing, even if it is a marked crossing and you have right-of-way, do not just blindly run out.. sure you should be allowed to do it, but "i have no sympathy" for people that put such unecessary risks on their life as to run out in front of a speeding truck or what have you...
Whereas i was thinking that although that does make sense, it is completely irrelvant. Yes of course she may be giving people ideas, it's obvious, that is how straight guys think! However she should be allowed to do so, it is a basic inalienable human right, she should be allowed to flaunt it all she wants and if someone forces themselves on her then all of your disapproval should be focused on THEM not HER.
It is purely a matter of perspective. I dont think it was "rape is ok", but instead "rape is bad, so she should not ask for it" when instead it should be "rape is bad, so others should not perform it".
And yes being sexually attractive is "asking for" rape. I am sorry but that is a basic fact of life on this planet with fellow humans. If you look submissive as well then you are "asking for it" even more. If you are sitting there all alone in a secluded area then that is "asking for rape" even more still, and so on. BUT! People should be able to "ask for it" all they want and it should never happen, and if it does then the person that ansewerd the "call" for rape should be the sole reciever of any bad will, because answering rape is something that no person should ever do.
Of course this all assumes that you are living in an environment where justice is a given. Which it always should be but NEVER is (to varying degrees mind you). Still i prefer to hold to my ideals instead of to settle on any level of compromise. I understand that other people around are inferior, but i would not knee them in the balls several times, that is unjust. Instead I would "lead by example".
So I don't know if X-G et all were being completely dead-serious, if they were then i think that they are bad as well.