In the silence of a woman you will find the pain of abuse.
In the silence of a woman you will find the pain of betrayal.
In the silence of a woman you will find the pain of self-doubt.
In the silence of a woman you will find the loneliness of bearing it alone.
In the silence of a woman you will find the disbelief of being discounted.
But when that woman finally stands and reveals her abuse, her betrayal, her self-doubt, her loneliness, and her disbelief
There will be those who will hear and applaud her shout
Then she will know she is not alone
And her sisters will stand with her.
When we have a predator in our midst, we need to know it. It does not matter if he is an icon, it does not matter if he is a great artist, and it does not matter if he has influential friends. What does matter is the content of his character and how he treats those that could be his mother, his sister, his wife or his daughter.
It is with dismay that I watch the descent of the reputation of Bill Cosby. I know there are those that have doubts but this is always the case when a woman stands up for herself against abuse. With so many women coming forward so many years later with nothing to gain, a thinking person should find it difficult to discount them. I guess we all believed that Bill’s personality was synonymous with the characters he portrayed. Perhaps that is why it has taken so long for the women to come forward with their stories.
This is another case of what is done in the dark will eventually come to the light.
I feel like I am watching the death of Fat Albert and Dr. Huxtable.
How do you feel about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby?