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Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and Brett Kavanaugh, what do these three men have in common? All three of these men have been accused and in Bill Cosby’s case convicted of sexual assault, rape, gang rape, and other sexual assault allegations.
Once known as “America’s Dad”, was just sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault. The victim, Andrea Constand, stated that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his home 14 years ago. Constand was not the only woman to come forward with the allegations against Cosby, there were about 60 women to do so.
The former Hollywood mogul has been charged with rape and other sexual allegations. More than a dozen women, including Rose McGowan, Uma Thurman, Ashely Judd, and Salma Hayek, all came forward to bring to light what Weinstein had done to them in past. Weinstein is set to go to court on November 8th, 2018.
The Trump appointed nominee for Supreme Court Justice has also come under fire with new sexual allegations being brought up against him. Kavanaugh is being accused of rape, gang rape, and sexually abusive behavior while intoxicated. He currently has three females who are willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee with these allegations. According to the victims, these incidents took place while they were in high school. Kavanaugh first accuser will testify on Thursday, (Sept 27th).
In following each of their stories carefully, especially on social media, people are questioning, “Why are the women now speaking up on something that happened so long ago?” These women are also catching major backlash for keeping something as serious as rape, and sexual assault a secret for so a long period of time. Here’s the thing, being sexually assaulted, or raped is a very traumatic experience to go through. Many women don’t speak up for the reasons of people not believing them or being accused of clout chasing. What most people fail to realize is that it takes a lot of courage to finally speak up and say something against their attackers. Instead of kicking them while they are down, we as a people should be commending them on their courageousness to finally speak up after all of these years. These women felt inclined to say something for reason we will probably never know.
See what Ebro and Rosenberg had to say about it below.