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To Camille And Evin Cosby: I Know From Experience That A Good Husband And Father Can Also Be A Rapist

Camille and Evin Cosby want you to know that Bill Cosby is a good husband and father, every bit the man you saw on TV.

Lachele Covington, Andrea Constand, Shawn Brown, Tamara Green, Beth Ferrier, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Linda Joy Traitz, Janice Dickinson, Therese Serignese, Carla Ferrigno, Louisa Moritz, Renita Chaney Hill, Michelle Hurd, Angela Leslie, Kristina Ruehli, Victoria Valentino, Joyce Emmons, Jewel Allison, Donna Motsinger, Judy Huth, Helen Hayes, Chelan, P.J. Masten, and Beverly Johnson want you to know that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist.

I’ve opted not to write about it, because what is there to say? Cosby’s accusers are doing a better job of articulating their experiences than I could. But this nonsense from Cosby’s family about him being “the FATHER you thought you knew,” in Evin’s words, or “the man you thought you knew,” in Camille’s, is too much to ignore. Keep reading »

Carry That Weight Activists Leave Columbia A Mattress-Sized Check For The Fine Leveled On Their Protest

In October, Carry That Weight activists — who are helping Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz carry a mattress similar to the one on which she was raped in order to bring attention to the university’s negligence of rape victims — staged a protest in which they left 28 mattresses at the doorstep of university President Lee Bollinger, one for each of the students who had signed a Title IX complaint against the university. In a breathtaking and unintentionally meaningful move, the university promptly threw the 28 mattresses in a dumpster and fined the activists $471 for damaging the mattresses.

In response, the activists left a mattress-sized check (well, OK, it was a check painted onto a mattress) for Bollinger at his doorstep again, asking Bollinger to support the activists. The actual fine has been covered by women’s rights nonprofit Ultraviolet, who may have another few dollars to pay out, now. Keep reading »

Bill Cosby’s Daughter Evin Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go Prison

Bill Cosby's Daughter Evin Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go Prison

“Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocent victim. They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.’

Sigh. It seems that Camille Cosby is not the only one barely treading water in the Sea of Denial. Bill Cosby’s daughter Evin Cosby has apparently been quite vocal on Facebook about the seemingly never-ending sexual assault allegations against her dad. I do empathize with her in that I can only imagine how horrifying it must be to learn that so many women are accusing your father of such awful, heinous acts. I mean, the accusations have been tough to swallow for those who looked up to fictional Heathcliff Huxtable as a father figure — imagine if the man who played Cliff is your real-life father? That is a terrible thing for a child, grown or not, to wrap their brain around.

With that being said! Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Let’s Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

The Soapbox: We Can't Limit Our Vocabulary When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the media about sexual violence. Late last month, former CBC Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault. A few weeks ago, Shia LaBeouf came forward with claims that he was raped during an art exhibition. And by now everyone’s heard of the sex abuse allegations first brought against Bill Cosby decades ago, which seem to just keep coming.

Then a little over a week ago, Rolling Stone released an editor’s note that undermined their own investigative account of a brutal gang rape that allegedly took place at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. It was a move that The Frisky’s Beejoli Shah astutely noted as “just another example of shifting the focus away from the real issue at hand: how we talk about rape, and how hard it is for survivors to come forward.”

As a former sex worker turned sex writer I think it’s good that people are talking about sexual health. It’s unfortunate, however, that we don’t know how to talk about complicated sexual experiences without focusing on two words: consent, and rape. In certain circumstances, I wonder if these aren’t the wrong words. Certainly, they shouldn’t be the only ones. Keep reading »

Camille Cosby Compares The Over Two Dozen Sexual Assault Allegations Against Her Husband To The UVA Case AND I JUST CAN’T EVEN

You know, up until this point, I have maintained a modicum of sympathy for Camille Cosby. Maybe she’s really had no fucking clue that her husband is a serial rapist who drugs women. (Alleged-fucking-ly. EYE ROLL.) Maybe he is JUST THAT GOOD of an actor. And maybe it’s possible that we just don’t know what steps she’s taking to end her marriage now that over a dozen women have come forward sharing incredibly similar stories about how the entertainer lured them to his apartment, often under the guise of an “audition,” drugged their drinks and then sexually assaulted them. We don’t know! It’s not like Camille has had anything to say. UNTIL NOW. Please see the statement Mrs. Cosby released to CBS News above. While you read, I am going to go quietly vomit in the trash can under my desk. Keep reading »

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

  • A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel)
  • Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes)
  • Another horrifying story about a lack of justice for rape victims on university campuses has come out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (VICE Sports)
  • Female researchers at universities are at as much of a risk as the rest of the female population of being raped, especially by their supervisors. (Atlantic) Keep reading »
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