Topic posted in response to SUMMER IN THE CITY 2012 : http://abctales.com/story/linda-wigzell-cress/summer-city-2012
Stan | August 7, 2012 - 22:18
It's not looking good. All we can do is hope.
Am I alone, though, in feeling distinctly uncomfortable about the way this has been presented in some parts of the media. Talking about her 'visible bra straps' and showing photos of her wearing lipstick. Maybe I'm being very old-fashioned - but she's a 12-year-old child. Do they have to concentrate on these details?
Linda Wigzell Cress | August 7, 2012 - 22:31
You are so right Stan. Typical press comments harping back to the way some assault victims are treated - i.e. 'it's her own fault'. Most females have visible bra straps these days, and though I admit not liking the way small girls are often dressed, at the end of the day Tia is TWELVE and missing from home; and our community is doing all we can to help. Portraying her as anything but a young child is plain wrong. Thanks for reading.
Stan | August 7, 2012 - 22:50
I really hope she turns up safe... but it's a long time now. I can't imagine what it must be like for her family. All our thoughts are with them.
Stan | August 8, 2012 - 17:16
Reported today by one of the tabloids:
'As the search continues for missing Tia Sharp, it has emerged her step-grandfather is an ex-prisoner with drug convictions and who served time after being caught with a machete. '
Which has precisely what bearing on the case? How much lower can these reporters stoop?
Linda Wigzell Cress | August 8, 2012 - 18:12
Thanks for caring Stan. What are these reporters like? It is awful up here at the moment, police with dogs all over, locals searched woodland last night, and now the search seems to have concentrated on the family. How awful for them all. And we've even got press helicopters overhead.
Stan | August 11, 2012 - 15:02
This whole affair has become truly awful now. Three arrests, including the grandmother. What the hell is going on in society?
Linda Wigzell Cress | August 18, 2012 - 14:46
Let's just hope justice is done (as much as the law in this country allows) and that Tia can rest in peace.
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