the new faces of sexual assault

The New York Magazine photo of Cosby victims as captured in a screen shot this afternoon

I was pretty much at a loss for words when I saw this photo in New York Magazine’s article about Bill Cosby victims who are speaking out.

As a woman I was very moved seeing this photo. And it has nothing to do with whether or not you as a woman have ever been a victim of sexual assault, it’s because no matter what you think of these women or what they may or may not be getting paid, coming forward like this is actually incredibly brave and they deserve our respect for doing so.

From neighborhood parties, to high school and college campuses and beyond, to wherever you can think of, violence against women happens.  And a  lot of the time women know exactly who their attackers are. And for any number of reasons starting with blame the victim, it is hard for these victims to come forward. They repress what happened, they stay silent.

This is an insane article. And the individual stories of these women are chilling and impossible to ignore.

Bill Cosby was an American icon and especially dear to many in the Philadelphia area as he was born in Philadelphia.

Here is the link to the article:

New York Magazine: ‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.

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Read it.

Wow.

                    

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