I heard a few days ago that Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault. Finally.
I mean, despite the random nature of my blog title, this one was never really in doubt although I admit I sort of stopped following the story. The cases all seemed so old and un-pursuable,I hadn’t heard there was even going to be a trial. Just a bunch of accusations and mocking Internet memes.
I’m very glad there was a trial. I haven’t seen what sort of sentence he got, but letsl hope it’s solid. I see his wife has called it “mob justice”. No, that might have been what was happening online, but it went to court and the rapist you married was judged by a jury of his peers. So what actually happened was just … justice.
Rapists go to jail. It’s too little, too late, but there it is. Hopefully now we’ll see some humility from the rape apologist corner.
– Posted from my Huawei mobile phone while commuting
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
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His wife compared it to black men being lynched for talking to a white woman. I get that she is standing by her man. But he done effed up.
Also, the proposed sentence is 30 years, or effectively life in prison.
Yeah. As far as I know he’s in house arrest waiting for sentencing, which will involve between zero and thirty years in prison. So let’s hope for the latter.
The reactions, mostly prior to this trial, of his defenders in the face of these tens and tens of women have been sickening to me. I’ve seen right-wing white defenders, left-wing black defenders…this one brought in all stripes. I’ve seen people shaming the Cosby accusers because he’s black and blacks are disadvantaged in America and that’s the only fact here that matters. I saw the same bullshit when his wife’s disgusting comments were made.
Here’s what I say to all that: He’s accused of RAPING black women! She’s trivializing what happened to blacks in America! How can we take a position that supports “blacks” in general in the face of that?
And as has been said, here and elsewhere, his wife’s comments are irrelevant. She made them in response to the trial, not the social media outrage. So I dismiss them.
I pity her, I really do. She’s married to one of the most “prolific” (threw up in my mouth a bit) rapists in American history. I can’t begin to imagine what that does to your psyche.