Newsy Tuesday: September 25

Coming at you with a shorter post today and relatively recent news. Let me know if I missed anything that you wish you could have seen!

Kavanaugh: Two more women have come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault from his teen/early twenty years. For every woman who has ever been preyed on: I am so sorry. I don’t want to dwell on this, simply because of how triggering it is. I do want to say that I do believe, and I realize that this may be nothing more than me wanting to see the best in people, but I honestly do believe that in his mind, he didn’t do anything wrong.

Cosby: Earlier today (September 25) Bill Cosby was sentenced to state prison in Pennsylvania for three to 10 years for sexual assault. Cosby may be best known for his role as Heathcliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. He is now 81 years old, and the allegations have come from a series of women for a long time. I believe that he is capable of these actions, but as I was not on the jury I am not going to play jury or judge in this situation. However, as far as I am concerned, the things that I learned from The Cosby Show were incredibly valuable, and the love I have for those actors and actresses will never go away. I don’t believe that Heathcliff Huxtable assaulted any woman, but the court has decided that Bill Cosby has.

Mount Bierstadt: 27 hikers helped Nerissa Cannon to the top of the 14,000 ft mountain in Denver, Colorado. Nerissa Cannon is wheelchair bound, but thanks to the non-profit organization No Barriers, she was able to climb the mountain.

Voter Registration: Today is national register to vote day! The upcoming election in November is extremely important. Even though this is not a presidential election, there are many house and senate seats that will be on the ballot. If you’re happy with how politics are going, vote for the people who will keep it that way. If you’re unhappy with how politics are going, vote for the people who will change that. I know so many people who say that their single vote doesn’t matter, and overall maybe it doesn’t. But you know what? If you don’t vote, you cannot say that you tried to make a change.


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A web-based soapbox of an Assistant Professor of color in Chemical Engineering; sharing my feelings on books, academia, and current events. I hope you enjoy reading :)

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