The last year for actor-comedian-philanthropist Bill Cosby was rife with allegations of sexual assault, and now for the first time he’s facing criminal charges. The Black community has had mixed feelings about Cosby’s innocence or guilt, leaving some feeling betrayed.
Rape and sexual assault is being used as a weapon of war in Syria. We'll hear how it is changing the way men and women feel about the conflict. We also talk to a doctor who has seen, first hand, the effect of barrel bombs on civilians and Mandana Hendessi from Women and Women International tells us about her organization's mission to support women refugees.
Sapphire does not shy away from difficult subjects. In The Kid, the sequel to her 1996 novel Push, she again takes up the topic of childhood sexual abuse, and what happens when institutions that are supposed to protect children fail to do so.
Chicago stand-up comedian Ever Mainard has become a viral sensation by joking about something that many people consider verboten: rape. Vocalo's Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Tony about breaking taboos in the name of comedy, and how truth can sometimes trump taste.