In 2008 there was a movie called Hell Ride.
On the surface, it does not look to resemble female empowerment but looks can be deceiving.
In flashbacks, the character Cherokee Kisum was a young mother who was selling drugs as a means to secure a better life for her son. When she is murdered by a rival biker gang there is a rumor of a hidden treasure: all of her wealth that she meant for her son to have.
This is the catalyst of the entire movie. Her old friend Pistolero is drawn back to the biker life after a series of murders, he is aided by Nada (a mystical witch,) and a team of former biker friends including a younger man named Comanche who might actually be Cherokee’s son, who had disappeared after her death.
What does this have to do with the people like Aly Raisman?
This is Billy Wings-
He is called that because he gets a wing tattooed for every type woman he has sex with. Black, white, police officer, minors, corpses, etc. In short- he’s a bad guy, a sexual predator kind of like. —
Larry Nassar, a man who might actually be worse than Billy Wings. According to Wikipedia-
In July 2017, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. On January 24, 2018, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in a Michigan state prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault of minors. On February 5, 2018, he was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to an additional three counts of sexual assault. He will serve the federal and state sentences consecutively and is currently serving his federal time at the United States Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona.
7 +3 = 10? That seems a little low considering the number of female athletes who gave statements against the former doctor.
Either way, much like Billy Wings, Dr. Nasser was taken down by a team of epic heroes.
Including Judge Rosemarie Aquilina who said during sentencing-
“Our Constitution does not allow for cruel and unusual punishment. If it did, I have to say, I might allow what he did to all of these beautiful souls — these young women in their childhood — I would allow someone or many people to do to him what he did to others.”
For everyone; men, women, children, all the victims turned heroes:
“The world’s on fire and
It’s more than I can handle
I’ll tap into the water
(Try and bring my share)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able”
World on fire by Sarah Mclachlan