It’s easy to be infuriated by anything related to rape and sexual assault, and the world provides us ample opportunity.
But that anger and the overbearing sense of injustice can be crippling. It’s easy to look at what’s happening and think it’ll never get better. But it is getting better.
The good to come out of all the idiotic things that are being said about rape, is that things are being said about rape. It’s out there. If admitting you have a problem is the first step I’m not sure that society as a whole is quite there, but we’re not drinking rape out of a paper bag in dark alleys anymore, so I call it progress.
We’re all in an uproar over the Bill Cosby rape allegations (and the idiotic things said in the media about it. Looking at you, Don Lemon). I feel like I missed something because the drugging and the assaulting and covering up first came out almost 10 years ago.
It was settled and brushed under the table and we all forgot about it because we all wanted to forget about it.
A silent head shake during a radio interview a decade later, and it’s completely different.
Now there are consequences for Cosby. Now, we’re all in an uproar. I understand the feeling of injustice that this didn’t happen 10 years ago. If we’re angry about that, we’re missing the point.
The uproar is happening now. It’s a big deal now. We’re not forgetting now.
This is proof that things are changing.