So, so important: The Galvanizing Shock of the Bill Cosby Verdict
“For all the fears that the #MeToo moment will be marked by overreach, the fact remains that a single instance of justice feels more surprising than several decades of serial rape.”
If you haven’t read this article by Jia Tolentino yet, I highly recommend doing so. I, too, was surprised by the Cosby verdict last week — and with that surprise came the renewed realization that we still have much more work to do towards gender equality. A man’s job should not be worth more than dozens of women’s safety. A single moment of justice should not be more surprising than rape. The thing men fear about being in prison should not the the thing women fear walking down the street every day. Enough is enough. If nothing else, this guilty verdict signals that our culture is changing for the better, even just in the past year. Time’s up.