Before any honest discussion of the recent Bill Cosby revelations may proceed, it must be acknowledged that a huge number of women on Earth, perhaps even a majority, have never been raped by him. This is what his detractors and accusors have, in their hysterics, failed to mention. As of this writing, the only allegations to have surfaced are the following:
It’s possible new accusations will continue to emerge, though ultimately fewer than 1,500 women are expected to come forward. Yet we don’t even know if a single allegation is true; these people may all be bigots. But what we do know is that most women have never even been touched by Bill Cosby.
And so the discussion shouldn’t be about the countless women that one man didn’t molest. It’s about larger tectonic friction.
It’s about what happens when the irresistable rape culture meets the immovable legacy of slavery. When oppression of women meets oppression of blacks. Sexism vs. racism. Narratives in the night, exchanging glances. Scrambling for top victim, what were the chances?
Natural laws demand that two glass ceilings can’t occupy the same space. We all probably know which one will ultimately crack.