Let me just state up front that I am not claiming innocence for Bill Cosby. Did he drug and rape a bunch of women? I don’t know, and neither does anybody else except for Bill himself. What I want to do today is talk about a few facts that should give everybody pause when it comes to judging him.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Bill Cosby is worth $400 million, and yes, it’s pertinent. That’s four hundred million incentives right there.
Women who claim they were raped by Cosby also openly admit they were whoring for fame, trying to ride the man’s coattails into a star-studded future. Does that give Cosby the right to rape them? Of course not, but it sure as hell casts a suspicious light on the innocent maidens’ motives to make their claims. Women who failed to hitch their little wagons to Cosby’s star have been trying to nail him with rape charges for a long time. Nothing has stuck. Doesn’t mean they didn’t happen, but for as long as Cosby has been rich and famous, women have been trying to take him down with rape accusations and not a single one has irrefutable evidence, so either Cosby is really, really good at the rape game or they never happened.
Both are possible.
The current witch-hunt in the media is a stark reminder that no matter how rich, how powerful, how well connected, or how critically acclaimed a man might be, even an accusation of rape can tear his life apart and destroy him. Proof? What proof? The word of a woman can destroy a man’s life with no evidence of any kind required. Rape shield laws should apply to the accused, not the accuser. The accuser will go on to garner sympathy, appropriate pharmaceuticals, and a speaking engagement where she can discuss her terrible trauma, and the accused will be left with a shattered life even if all the allegations are proven to be outright lies.
And this is doubly true when the man accused is also guilty of the crime of being Black. Nothing packs quite the hysteria-inducing punch of a Black man raping White ladies. There was a time when the lynchings were real. Now we just lynch in the media, and feminists bloggers gloat over their power to shame a man who has not been found guilty of a single charge. Powerful White ladies in the media attempting to lynch a Black man on the word of other White ladies? Gee, that’s just so shocking.
What the Bill Cosby allegations teach us is that “innocent until proven guilty in a court of law” is a pipe dream for men accused of rape. The media tries and condemns the accused without a shred of evidence to back up the charges. The word of a woman is enough to destroy a man’s career, reputation, an entire lifetime of achievements. Hey, patriarchy, are you sure you thought this one through?
Here is what needs to change: since allegations of sexual assault and rape carry such devastating penalties for the men accused of those crimes, it should be a crime to name a man period. Victims should file criminal charges and the accused should be granted anonymity until convicted. We need court-ordered and enforced anonymity for men accused of rape. For women accused of rape too. Without a conviction, without evidence, without proof, no one gets to call anyone else a rapist.
The feminist media has made it absolutely clear that they will override any considerations of due process or justice when it comes to slandering and libelling men accused of rape. They will abuse the power they have and that is unacceptable. If these individuals refuse to show restraint and chose their words carefully?
I say, gag the bitches.
They’ve lynched enough men in this country. Enough is enough.
This item first appeared at JudgyBitch.com, here. -Eds.