One would have had to be meditating under a rock somewhere to have missed the rape’n roofy allegations levelled at ‘America’s Favourite Dad’ Bill Cosby. I know what I think…
But he is not the focus today.
The question that I would like to ask is so?…And?
As the whispers die out a little, replaced by the next internet hoo-ha, wouldn’t this whole thing be a waste if left merely as salacious gossip and speculation on numerous blogs with likely no outcome either way?
So let me turn the spotlight focus on YOU dear reader!
Since learning about the allegations what have YOU done as a parent, a big sis, a big bro’, an aunty, a god parent?
Parents, what have you chatted about with your daughters? This issue is rife in entertainment. It happened to me quite a few times and in alliance with a lot of the alleged victims regarding the tired, oft repeated, kinda snidey accusation, ‘Why didn’t they speak up sooner?’ I simply got on with life.
But the behaviour under the microscope is not exclusive to the entertainment world.
It can affect your/our kinfolk wherever they are.
So did you read about the accusations, maybe make a comment about how shocked you are and leave it at that…next story?
If you haven’t discussed this with your children…yet, what sage advice WOULD you give your daughter, son and other people’s daughters and sons about the work or social based predators they might meet as they get older and how to prepare for them?
I’d have plenty to tell them but my Main Advice would be to let the child/teen know that I’m open 24/7 to be told about anything.
Nothing is too uncomfortable to discuss with Mom, or me as a favourite aunty, if they choose to offload with me for whatever reason.
Also I’d be there as a parent, not their best friend. As an authority figure they should be able to rely on me to kick some scumbag ass on their behalf.
How about you? What is your Main Advice, one line (or more) of sage knowledge to the young ‘ins today on this issue?