Day 177 – June 26

Happy National Chocolate Pudding Day !

I couldn’t just bypass the fact that the celebrity that’s practically synonymous with this slimy treat’s rape trial just ended a few days ago in mistrial after FIFTY SEVEN women came forward with rape ‘allegations’.

I put allegations in ” there because I’m not really sure that’s the right word

Is it an ‘allegation’ if the defendant literally corroborates the story the plaintiff presents? Isn’t it just a ‘fact’, rather?

Here is what I pieced together from a few credible online articles.
The man drugged women.
He made that perfectly clear (“When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” Troiani asked. “Yes,” Cosby replied.)

Roger that, Dr. Huxtable, sounds healthy!

And then he would make varying levels of advancements on them. From attempted rape to digital penetration to full fledged. Quite the spectrum.

When pressed about what he meant by having ‘romantic interest’ in one of the 57 victims in particular, Cosby said he meant “romance in terms of steps that will lead to some kind of permission or no permission or how you go about getting to wherever you’re going to wind up.”
Hmm, Heathcliff, I’m not sure this is what most people’s idea of ‘romance’ is, sounds a bit strange.
Oh this is another good one:
“I don’t hear her say anything. And I don’t feel her say anything,” Cosby said in the deposition,  admitting that he’d given one victim one and a half tablets of Benadryl before the incident. “And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.”
When the prosecution asked Cosby if he believed another particular victim (of the 57) was not in the position to consent to intercourse after he gave her the drug, Cosby replied, “I don’t know.”
I mean, in his defence, it’s probably really hard to keep ’em straight at this point. A Benadryl here, a Quaalude there, a cappuccino, a digital penetration, Andrea, Autumn, Cindra, Camille,  completely out of it or half out of it but scared for her life/career/etc. Job to say. He’s legally blind now, too, so like, it’s all going downhill fast.
One of the jurors, a 21 year old kid who voted ‘Guilty’,  says he came to conclusion Cosby was guilty when he was asked if the women ‘gave consent’ and Cosby said, “No I wouldn’t call it that”.
Yep, well done justice system.  I wonder if they wouldn’t just take his word  that he drugged women and assaulted them because he’s black? Typical. Smh.
I’m glad that one 21 year old male juror could draw the connection between non consent and rape – god bless him. He also said they wouldn’t have deliberated as long or as hard if it hadn’t been Bill Cosby.
Which is to say it’s hard to figure out if it’s rape or not if the perpetrator is really funny and played a doctor on tv… and hawked chocolate flavour slime to children for years
So, needless to say, I did not pick up some Jell-o pudding today.
Rather,  I went with a local company that makes vegan puddings, of all sorts, instead.
It was a little on the gelatinous side, versus creamy, which was a bit ‘off-pudding’ 😉
But other than that, it did not disappoint.  A great chocolatey flavour, just sweet enough, and the perfect portion too.
Two thumbs up for local, cruelty free pudding.
Two thumbs down for another win for rape culture.

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