What a way to end Sexual Assault Awareness Month…
The man who cultivated a culture and entire generation of African-Americans to excel in education and family, was secretly a predator of women. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable…The Voice of Fat Albert… Mr. Jell-O Pudding Pops…a Rapist! I remember being a teenager with no interest in college being raised by a single mother thinking, WOW! The Cosby Show gave me the possibility of a complete Black family unit with two successful parents. Soon to follow, A Different World, which set the fire for me to be one of the first in my family to go to college.
What is the world coming to? I can honestly tell you, the World has been here for quite some time:
- Every 98 seconds, a woman is a victim of attack.
- 600 women are sexually assaulted daily.
- One in five women have been raped in their lifetime.
- Nearly half of rape victims were assaulted by an acquaintance.
“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Polonius (Hamlet)
I am sick and tired of the excuses people use for their personal demons and shortcomings. Bill Cosby has been tried and convicted of assaulting three women. THREE WOMEN! This does not count those who feared coming forward, were paid to remain silent or did not get their chance in court. As much as I am happy for his many contributions to children, I am equally disappointed for his victimization of women.
These attacks are completely and utterly inexcusable! This was not an isolated occurrence. The #MeToo movement has proven there are many voices who remain unheard.
Dr. Cosby, for you to act like you are the victim here, I have only one thing to say about you…
“You’re like school on Saturday: NO CLASS!” – Rudy (Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids)
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