So

Dec. 27th, 2010 09:27 pm
omoni: (Grrr...)
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Here's what I'm pissed off about today:

A lot of people in the GTA have heard about this story, about the Mexican student who faces deportation for not winning refugee status. His story was not accepted by the judge, and his lawyer died before the case could be appealed.

Here's what makes me angry. It's not the fact that he faces deportation. It's not the fact that no one seems to care his lawyer died.

If his story is true, and shots were fired in Mexico because his sister (who is only mentioned as "his sister", and not by name) because she is a lesbian, and, in fact, if she was deported this morning, why does no one seem to care about this? If it's true, she faces certain death in her home country, and yet everyone is spending their time crying about the brother, who only faces harm by association. No one seems to care that, because she is gay, she is being shot at, that her girlfriend was shot, and that she was possibly deported already. No one cares about her name, or her story. And I'm asking: WHY?

Isn't her cause just as worthy - if not worthier - as the brother's? Isn't the fact that it's her homosexuality and not his academia that is the cause of this fear enough to make people see that, perhaps, she's the one worth protecting as well - if not more? Her girlfriend was murdered, and now she faces the same, and no one cares. No one gives a flying fuck about this at all.

And I'm asking:

WHY. IS THIS. OKAY?!

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Date: 2010-12-29 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resonant.livejournal.com
*hugs* because women are less important in the media?

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