What do Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Heidi Thomas, and Carla Ferrigno have in common? They have all accused a guy, now in his seventies, with the initials B.C., of sexual assault. Both men are named Bill, both famous and both still married. The first, former President Bill Clinton, a white male, guilty of sexual misconduct and basic dog-like tendencies, got off with a slap on the wrist, or an impeachment by the House and an acquittal by the Senate. The second, beloved celebrity Bill Cosby, accused of sexual assault, is in the throes of a trial as we speak.
Clinton is still linked to affairs to this day with the recent being Julie Tauber McMahon, nicknamed the “Energizer” a reference to the famous toy bunny that keeps on going and going. So, which Bill is enjoying a crowd cheering his name, clapping hands and smiling faces? Yep, Bill Clinton. But why? Why not Bill Cosby? They are both loved, famous, trusted, married and nationally adored. However, Bill Clinton got away with his reprehensible behavior. Lying is lying, stealing is stealing, and sexual misconduct is sexual misconduct, or at least the last time I checked it was.
If Hillary really cared about women being treated with respect, what about letting all the women who claim to have been mistreated by her husband have their voices be heard in a court of law? So many of the Clinton and Cosby accusers came forward about acts that happened over twenty years ago or more. Most of Clinton’s accusers never got their day in a court of law and had no chance to have their voices heard. Recently, California ended the statute of limitations for filing rape cases amid Cosby’s trial. Cosby’s accusers will have their voices heard. Isn’t it a blatant double standard? Both charges were from actions in the past, twenty years ago or more, and only one man’s accusers, with the law changed, will have their voices heard.
So, where is the glass-ceiling-breaking-for-women candidate in all this matter? She is busy finding verbally mistreated beauty queens and scolding Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump on verbally abusive tweets and comments that are not flattering to women. Meanwhile her husband’s accusers fade into the abyss and are left out in the cold with never having their voices heard, being called “bimbo” and their pain being referred to as “bimbo eruptions.” Hillary had a specific room called the “war room” where she would discuss the “bimbo eruptions” as they happened. Folks, this is a woman only interested in breaking her own glass ceiling, not ours. As a woman, and a former congressional candidate, Hillary Clinton is doing our gender a disservice. In her world, we are just a voting demographic she needs to obtain. Hillary once said “It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided.” I agree with her words, I only wish they were from a woman who sincerely meant them.
Noelle Nikpour is a National Republican pundit and author of Branding America.