Assaults On Women Near Epidemic Proportions
In today’s story we will highlight, among others, one of the most famous cases in recent memory of assaults on women. Assaults on women worldwide are at nearly epidemic numbers. The first episode comes to us from the Washington Post and is about one of the most famous comedians of our time. Bill Cosby has been accused by dozens of women for years of sexual assault with incidents dating back to the 1960s. For the first time he is being charged in a criminal action in connection with one of those accusations. Prosecutors are charging him in aggravated indecent assault with an incident in early 2004. According to the criminal complaint, he faces three counts of indecent assault. Cosby’s bail was set at $1 million.
In another story about Bill Cosby the PBS News Hour news host, Gwen Ifill, interviews the Dist. Atty. for the case. In the interview it was revealed that Ms. Constand, who originally brought her case in 2004, lacked enough evidence to go to trial according to the DA so she filed a civil lawsuit which was settled in 2006. As part of that civil case, Cosby gave a deposition that was taken over a four day period. The deposition was sealed for some time. The Associated Press went to court to gain access to the documents. They were finally successful which ultimately led to the downfall of Mr. Cosby. In the deposition he admitted that he bought drugs with the hopes of giving them to women that he had hoped to seduce. So it was his own words from 10 years ago that got him in trouble.
In Germany the flames of the refugee debate are being fanned by assaults on female refugees by Arab and North African men. According to this story Cologne, Germany is the scene of the most serious assaults on women. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Germany. They took in more than 10,000 refugees last year, many of them young men from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The wave of violence included robberies around the city’s main train station where a crowd of 1,000 men had congregated. The story says that these attacks on women, no matter how they dressed, are typical in the Muslim world.
In an opinion piece by CNN, blonde German women are, according to the Quran, “prey women” can be abused according to your whims which, in part, explains the vicious attacks by bands of “North African men humiliating defenseless women with impudent sexual assaults.”
Since so many assaults occur with women as targets we have always recommended that women everywhere carry a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun. We have close to 200 different pepper sprays from all the major manufacturers with prices starting as low as $4.95. We highly recommend a pepper spray that is on keychain because that way it is more likely to be with you wherever you go.
For all of our women readers, what has been your experience with assault? How did you defend yourself? Please share your experience because in all likelihood it may help someone else.