for fuck’s sake, if this had happened here in the States, the cops would have covered this up, especially if she were Black. Remember Sandra Bland? Men with power (outside what they already have due to gender privilege) get to do some awful things to us with impunity, fuck what the law says–we women in the West are subjected to the worse kinds of treatment due to rape culture…..yeah, that’s especially the case for us Black women living in the States and across the Atlantic–and it’s actually worse treatment from our own men, which is why I don’t trust most men regardless of social class or race–or position. There really is a war on women and girls, but those of us who acknowledge it or articulate it are told we are the mentally ill or daft ones. And then, this happens.