On my way to the airport from Bill Cosby sentencing, my Uber driver, Sarah, asked me why the Cosby survivors waited so long to come forward. After a night of celebrating the sweet justice delivered for Andrea Constand and 61 other Cosby survivors, Sarah abruptly brought me back to the reality that rape culture dies… Continue reading The Trial: Cosby in Handcuffs
Women everywhere developing a capacity for violence does not mean we can prevent all violence, or that we can always effectively defend against it. But it does mean that we are better prepared for it when it comes.
“Bill Cosby invites her to his house, and she arrives, in a bare midriff…that’s a question.” (Anonymous Juror — elderly white man) No, it is not a fucking question.
This article was originally published in Vox “Why would any rape survivor ever go to court?” A wide-eyed Lili Bernard whispered this question to me during the opening statements in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial last week. Bernard is one of the 60 women who have come forward to allege sexual violence at the hands of Cosby. She has experienced… Continue reading Bill Cosby’s Legal Defense was a Case Study in Rape Culture