Monday, December 29, 2014

Cosby

Nov. 24


I have one thing to say about the Cosby thing: I think we should quit posting the creepiest pics of Cosby. This is a way of suggesting that sexual offenders "look" a certain way. The tragedy is sexual predators and men who use their patriarchal privileges to assault women in a variety of ways walk plainly among us. They are often handsome, cheerful, and friendly. They are "normal" people. When we insistent that all sex offenders are monsters, we wind up assuming that "normal" folks could not be the monsters capable of committing such acts. But tragically they are and do. The way we characterize "criminals" as others, part of our racialized system of societal control, causes us to leave our family members in danger. We begin by taking victims seriously. But we must also see the victimizers as humans or else we become the monsters, the obscuring fog.

THIS GUY DID THE SAME THINGS...


THAT THIS GUY DID.


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