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Old 01-12-2016, 12:03 AM
 
Location: A State of Mind
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Really? Cosby was not a popular actor nor a powerful man in the 60s and 70s. Yet we are to believed he raped dozens of women and got away with it?
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Say what? Cosby was an A-List Hollywood Celebrity by the late 60's. He already won 3 Emmys for his starring role in the I Spy series, and a Grammy for his 1st album. He also had his own sitcom by 1968. In the 70's, Cosby created and produced Fat Albert, as well as starring in several movies. Not to mention all of his comedy albums (18 of them before 1980) and TV commercials. Jello anyone? Coke? Bill Cosby was definitely a household name, even back then. He transcended race. He had VIP clout, and other VIP's had a vested interest in him.
Thank you, "F McB".. I was about to respond similarly to that poster, but I see your response covers it.

It would be nice if some were educated about this entire issue prior to responding. Some inaccurately refer to the years in which the incidents occurred (during Cosby's 50-year marriage) and have ridiculous justifications for supporting a guy whose character they are unaware of. They don't appear to have read anything about it, listened to the women describing their incidents, able to have any compassion for others or educated regarding rape.

It appears some males are heavily influenced by older men to have a negative attitude toward females, likely lacking in any positive female interaction or relationships. I feel sorry for women who this type may become involved with at all ((shudder)). Luckily, not all men are like this.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: North America
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Oh please. So if someone "rapes" you, are you gonna sit around dwelling on it for 30 years before you tell the police? Especially when the person who did it wasn't some random attacker in an alley, but a famous household name? Ok dokie.
People deal with trauma in differnet ways. Considering the amount of victim blaming by both police and society, is it any wonder people are usually reluctant to come forward?
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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Yeah. Largely because of people that think just like you.
Just like me, huh? I was just in another thread debating with someone about (nonexistent) human rights of women in Middle Eastern countries, specifically regarding...rape. So what are you talking about? Let's look at the differences between America and the Middle East regarding rape and why I'm skeptical.

1. In one region, you can be gang raped and have absolutely no control AND no support from the judicial system.
2. In the other region, you can completely walk into a situation fully knowing the risks associated with what you're doing, do it anyway, then come back 30 years later and NOW you have to speak out because it hurts so much. You know how many people in the US get jail time regarding rape and he say/she say arguments? Look how many peoples' lives were ruined as a result of this case below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_lacrosse_case

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People deal with trauma in differnet ways. Considering the amount of victim blaming by both police and society, is it any wonder people are usually reluctant to come forward?
Is there a problem with victim shaming? Yeah. But there's also an equally significant problem that people don't want to hold accountability for their actions. People need to admit that some victims set themselves up for failure.
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Leftists are already convinced Cosby is guilty but go to great lengths to protect Bill Clinton for the same thing.
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