I don’t know why more people aren’t outraged by what we have seen come forward about Bill Cosby, but I think I have a very good idea. It’s not about the sick drugging and raping of innocent women it has turned into a ‘don’t go there’ because it’s a race-related situation.
This is a disgusting and sinful evaluation of what has happened and what has been reported. Are we supposed to believe that over two dozen women have come forward with almost the exact same story that they are all making it up?
And, to what end? They have no financial motive; they have no motive of turning into a star. They are finally speaking out on the horrors that happened to them by a sick mad man who took advantage of his place on the world stage and drugged women and sexually molested them without any fear of being caught.
It sickens me to hear Bill Cosby say things like the Black Media should remain neutral; i.e. they should not report what multitudes of women have come out and said. The Black Media should ignore this because of Mr. Cosby’s standing and his bringing Black families into our living rooms?
Let’s backtrack for a minute. I was never a fan of the Cosby Show, never a fan of Bill Cosby himself but I truly admired what he had done. With his Cosby Show he showed the Country, and the world, that African American families are exactly like non African American families. They have the same issues to deal with and the same obstacles. He also showed us all that a Black family can have a doctor for a Father and a lawyer for a Mother. I know everyone is saying that they were a middle class family. No, they weren’t. A Dr and a Lawyer can provide a very nice life for their kids, much more so than the McDonald’s workers.
His show was great and entertaining when I watched it. Like I said, he was no hero of mine, but I had a lot of respect for his showing everyone that blacks are no different than whites. Families have the same struggles and in that he did a brilliant job.
But, I am getting off point. Bill Cosby was never Cliff Huxtable. Bill Cosby was a sick man who got pleasure not only from multiple female sex partners but also from drugging them and having sex with them while they were not coherent, awake or participating.
Why do I say this when Mr. Cosby has never had charges filed against him and everything thus far that has been said is ‘hearsay’? I’ll tell you why; when over 24 women speak out about their encounters with Mr. Cosby and all have almost the exact same story to tell it makes one stop and wonder. When all of these women have no form of financial gain, no claim to celebrity but continue to speak out it makes one stop in their boot tracks and take notice.
When the first few alleged victims spoke out I didn’t pay much attention to it. When the number got over 18 I started paying attention. Eighteen women don’t come forward with the exact same story for no reason.
You also have to take yourself back to what life what like in the 60s, 70s and even 1980s. Date rape was a concept that was cemented in the 1980s. Around that time and before many rapes were considered something women brought on themselves. They were wearing clothing that enticed men; they were teasing men; they weren’t to be taken seriously.
With that kind of backdrop why would anyone think that a woman would accuse one of the most powerful men in Hollywood? Back then, women weren’t believed and men were given the benefit of the doubt. Prominent men like Bill Cosby would never be taken seriously as a serial rapist. Taking the time in history in account with this case is so crucial. I am so hoping that all of the women coming forward today about being molested by Bill Cosby helps a new generation of women, and men, to come forward if/when they have been sexually assaulted. I hope this is a learning experience for the world.
To me, the fact that rape has a statute of limitations is unacceptable. Like murder, rape should never have a statute of limitations. The fact that Mr. Cosby cannot be prosecuted and sent to jail for the rest of his life for almost all of the sadistic rapes and violations he has committed is a moral sin. Women back then, and today, are not likely to report sexual abuse. When you add in the factor of a major Hollywood personality it makes total sense why these women didn’t come forward until they felt it was safe for them.
I have heard some in the media defending Cosby saying that there is a culture of crucifying black men like Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Cosby. That is preposterous. Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods had consensual adulterous relations with other women. You can judge that morality on what happened.
Bill Cosby did not have consensual sexual relations with women. He had dozens (as far as we know, probably many more) of relations with women that involved drugging them, raping them and intimidating them not to talk.
Let’s not make a race issue where there isn’t one. Mr. Cosby is a sick, depraved, sadistic rapist. He should be held accountable for his crimes and be in jail for the rest of his life.
Real racial injustice is coming out and playing itself out in real circumstances across the U.S. That’s where we should focus our attention for the future.