When I turned on the news today and heard that Bill Cosby was being released from prison after his sexual assault charges were overturned by the highest court in the state of Pennsylvania, my heart sank and my rage erupted like Mount St.
Helens with fury. For what seems like every step forward survivors of sexual assault take in this era of the #MeToo movement, it feels like we get the rug ripped out from underneath us and lose our footing taking not just steps backward but realizing that no matter how hard we try, justice is not something that we can come by in a patriarchal world.
Make no mistake: our legal system and institutions aren’t designed to protect the rights of victims of sexual violence. Even when victims report abuse orRead more on themighty.com