There’s a petition on change.org now telling Etsy to remove the rape congratulation greeting cards. Only 352 people have signed it (up from 296 when i signed last night). Please go sign it and pass this link along!!
I reported the card on Etsy right after i posted the link and so far i have gotten no response from them. Maybe they will not ignore a petition signed by 500 people?
the description of the card reads “Get creeped on, get raped? Know someone that has? Then this card is for them.” the seller’s name is youstupidbitch. this is all incredibly offensive but what is most offensive is Etsy’s reply to a blogger that complained:
…It is important to us that we allow members of the community to express their own sensibilities, and to develop their shop identity to suit themselves and their market. What is offensive to some may be intended as a statement about culture by an artist.
Check out the link for the whole story, and then contact Etsy to let them know that rape and joking about rape is not artistic expression and it is offensive to everyone.
this is a sad thing, whether or not it was suicide. the question that i have is, why isn’t more of an investigation being done to put people’s minds at ease? there are questions and it seems that they could easily be answered rather than simply closing the case as a suicide. a young man’s memory needs to be honored, whatever the cause of his death. it seems odd to me that someone would choose to commit suicide by hanging themselves outside from a tree.
please be warned that the photos on this article are graphic.
The body of Mr. Carter, 26, was found Dec. 3 hanging from an oak tree in the predominately White North Greenwood area of Leflore County. The young man lived in neighboring Sunflower County, located several miles away…
Ms. Powe, who is based in Birmingham, Ala., is the spokesperson for the victim’s family. “A crime scene was never established. They never roped the scene off and this has not been treated as a crime. There is no reason to believe that he would commit suicide. We appreciate attention being brought to this because we need an outcry from the people,” she said…
“There are a lot of unanswered questions. He reportedly had rope in his pocket but didn’t have anything to cut it with? Why wasn’t the scene of the crime blocked off? That tree limb is nearly 12 feet high. I’m 6’2 and I can’t see how I could maneuver to do that so how could a boy his height hang himself like that?” asks Mr. Jordan, who is also a Greenwood City Councilman.
Please visit the website to read the full article.