Sep 17, 2015

BLIND FAITH: Celebrities, Sexual Abuse and the Lack of Accountability

“When a famous person has been accused of sexual abuse, I expect a few things to happen: 1) dozens of news reports 2) thousands of shares of these reports on social media 3) shaming & blaming the people who said they were sexually assaulted and 4) defense of the alleged perpetrator of sexual abuse. Steps one and two rarely occur with everyday people. Unfortunately, steps three and four happen to almost everyone but are heightened in celebrity cases. Whether the alleged perpetrator is R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen or Bishop Eddie Long, people will rally to their defense because it’s easier for them to assume an accuser wants money instead of justice.”

To read more of DeShannon Bowens’ latest article on the State of Formation, follow this link: http://www.stateofformation.org/2015/09/blind-faith-celebrities-sexual-abuse-and-the-lack-of-accountability/

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