Brett Kavanaugh has entered the national spotlight amid sexual assault accusations. If you’re experiencing déja vu right now, no you’re not crazy, and yes, we’ve been here before. This past Tuesday, two New York Times reporters published a book containing both previously unreported and new details about sexual assault accusations against Kavanaugh and the chicanery of his confirmation.
It’s the remix to ignition, coming straight out of prison. Artist R. Kelly was arrested on Friday, February 22nd on at least ten counts of sexual abuse, some of which involved underage girls. This is not our friend Robert’s first rodeo in court. R. Kelly has been involved in an illegal marriage, many abuse scandals (some of which are on video), and is supposedly at least a couple hundred-thousand dollars in debt and facing eviction.
ast Wednesday, a comedian and actor who had once been the embodiment of family values, trust, and laughter for millions of Americans across the country was sentenced to a prison sentence of three to ten years. 14 years ago, Bill Cosby, now 81, drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand in his home. For Mrs. Constand, and all other survivors of sexual assault, this conviction was a long time coming. While Constand’s case was the only one to withstand the statute of limitations in court, it is suspected by many that Cosby was a serial predator, drugging and assaulting multiple women all across his long running career.
“When we fail to define womanhood, we tacitly allow the systematic infantilization of women; we fail to elevate them from girlhood.”
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a report on casino mogul Steve Wynn, after speaking to over 150 current and former employees. The article accused Wynn, one of the most prominent casino owners in Las Vegas, of sexual harassment and abuse of multiple women over many years. The report also detailed Wynn’s $7.5 million settlement with a former employee, who accused him of coercing her into having sex with him in 2005.
On Wednesday, former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for multiple sex crimes against young women in his care in addition to a 60 year sentence for child pornography. Nassar’s abuse spanned over 20 years and affected over 150 women.