"can men and women really be just friends??" straight people are so weird
It is a fact that bisexuals can’t make friends. There is only prey.
*makes raptor noises*
I don’t know why it isn’t all over tumblr. I think, for the most part, it’s because the American news - except the New York Times and CNN, both online I think, most of what I saw was from Britain - hasn’t said anything about this. Ferguson has taken over America media. Don’t get me wrong, the situation in Ferguson needs to be resolved and the police were/are in the wrong. But I feel like this deserves just as much, probably even more attention, than Ferguson. The Rotherham case is a horrible show of pedophilia (as young as 11, general age range 11-14), sexism and misogyny (most of the victims were girls), class conflict (most of the victims were in the foster care system or the lower class and regarded as trash and lesser beings by the authorities), and racism (by not investigating further because the perpetrators were almost all brown men and the victims were almost all white children, the police completely disregarded the victims as people, instead deciding that their political correctness was more important than the safety of Rotherham’s children). It has AT LEAST 1,400 victims, yet not a word has been said of it here in America.
I do agree that if this came out in America, it would’ve exploded on tumblr by now. I’ve looked in the Rotherham tag several times today, and there’s only about four other posts. I’m pretty sure there are a lot of English bloggers on tumblr. They probably have many followers. I’m kind of wondering why they haven’t said anything. I mean, BBC did an 11 minute video of it on the 26th alone. I’m sure there are Americans over there too. What’s happening in Gaza (after many years of war) exploded all over the media, and so did the case of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls. It doesn’t have to happen in America to explode.
It’s leaving me questioning the Tumblr community, since this is something that would have everyone up in arms normally. I’m wondering why I haven’t really seen any British people talking about it. It’s disgusting me, the reaction to this case by the police, but today, Tumblr has left me disappointed. I made my first post about Rotherham this morning at maybe 9? 10? I reblogged it a couple times with more information, and reblogged the few other posts I found as well. There were no notes until this evening.
The only reason I can think of for this not exploding is that the bloggers in the UK and Europe are keeping their mouths zipped, or they just don’t care. Maybe they don’t know, but I’d imagine by this point many of them would. And if they know and they aren’t saying anything, well, they can bet no one in America will find out about it. At least, not until the media finds out (the bastards (excuse my language) probably have known since Tuesday and still have yet to say much at all on TV due to the corruptness of the media and our own authorities here; also many Americans learn about the world because they’re too lazy to research it themselves).
Overall, I’m disappointed. I thought someone big on Tumblr would’ve said something. i wish I found out two days ago. Why is it that when young children, mostly girls, numbering at least 1,400, are raped, Tumblr is failing to bear it’s arms? To show it’s strength? Isn’t that what Tumblr is about, standing up for the ignored, the abused, those in need of help?
(Also, I’m sorry if this was the second part of what you said, the first part didn’t make it to me, but I hope I answered my thoughts on everything.)
What bugs me sometimes is the way people ask: but what if Maleficent/Styles/Draco Malfoy/Katniss/whoever was a POC?
Because I am a person of colour but I have never considered myself one, as I was growing up in a whitish country and know next to nothing about culture of my ancestors.
And then there are just equally white people who act different and think different because of their different cultural background .
So I think that the skin colour is nothing, it is cultural background that matters. Moreover I think that it is a kind of dickish thing to presume that every person of colour is DIFFERENT.
(The color alone can matter only if you are living in shitty society with racial bigotry and etc. And Maleficent has other problems I think)