“Model Janice Dickinson, the most high-profile accuser, also told the “Entertainment Tonight” TV program that she believes Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982.” – Reuters – By Barbara Liston, Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey
So she’s not sure? I know I’ll catch a lot of heat for this, but I think the definition of rape is losing its power as more people use the word to describe drunken one night stands that they regret.
It’s one of these ‘can’t have both ways’ arguments with feminism. If a man gets drunk and makes a bad decision one night and has an affair, HE cannot claim rape. If that girl gets pregnant, he could be looking at paying for a divorce, 50% of everything he owns, alimony, child support, and further costs associated with raising a child.
Part of this amazing male privilege I hear about comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility and accountability. Men don’t have a ‘rape’ card in the deck to use in the previously described situation. Likewise, if a woman willingly allows herself to get drunk, or high, or stoned, she should own those inebriated actions after the fact if we’re truly equals.
I don’t know what Cosby did. I’ve read one account that sounded a lot like ‘I smoked some pot, had oral sex, and wish I hadn’t. Things didn’t work out with us, so I was definitely drugged and raped.’ I’m paraphrasing of course, but not by a lot. If he forced himself on anyone that said ‘No!,’ or any were underage, or he slipped some drugs on them without their knowledge or consent, lock him up for the rest of his life. But don’t ruin a man, his career, and his legacy because you ‘believe’ you were assaulted. You better be damn sure.