So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite…
Wait so in the end did you not report it at all? He’s just going to go and do that to another girl. Surely as an adult you would feel obliged to report him? You KNOW he’s attempted to hurt/assault/(things that are beyond disgusting) a little girl and you’ve let him walk free with a few cold glares?
This is like the 4th time someone has said this, and I guess replying to individual posts just isn’t working, so:
- We tried to report it, but surprise, since she didn’t want to talk to anyone else, no one was very apt to take us seriously.
- No one cares if you “heard” a guy was creepin, apparently. And since we didn’t witness it, no one really cared.
- Y’all should really be taking issue with the fact that a little girl knows enough about victim blaming at eleven years old to be scared of telling anyone in case they somehow blame her/don’t believe her.
Define “tried to report it”. Yes, it’s horrifying that the 11 year old was afraid to tell anyone. I’m pretty fucking appalled that you didn’t call the cops. Did you tell her parents? Do you REALIZE why people are responding to this with horror? While it’s great that you protected this girl, now it seems like you just did it to brag about how brave you were and complain about bronies while not actually REPORTING A FUCKING PEDOPHILE. What the fuck is wrong with you? This is not even a “call the con staff” problem this is “CALL THE POLICE”. At the very least TELL HER PARENTS.
Actually, people DO care if a parent or adult reports that a child told them someone creepy was following them, and then observed the terrified behavior of the child. Teachers, for example, report suspected shit all the time.
I’m a little wary of how little information you’re giving about the actual reporting of this incident which makes me think you didn’t even try.
The fuck is wrong with you! You should be contacting the convention NOW. RIGHT NOW. And giving them a description of this person. You should be giving US a description of this person so we can protect other children. I’m taking issue with your fucking inaction to protect children at a convention and then BRAGGING about it on tumblr.
guess what though. people often don’t care if you report that a someone creepy was following a kid, or that someone creepy was assaulting a kid, or that someone creepy raped a kid.
source: personal experience. I was raped for years as a child. many people knew and did nothing. other people suspected and also did nothing. I told a couple of people, who did nothing. kids, especially ones who don’t want to or can’t talk, are frequently written off as huge liars by parents, teachers, doctors, cops. (parents, teachers, doctors, and cops can be ASSHOLES. surprise!)
and yet, here you sit, criticizing the living shit out of someone who in a critical moment helped protect a little girl from a fucking pedophile who was literally hunting her. really? who the fuck are you, Snidely Whiplash?
OP tried to report to someone, who decided to look the other way. that is not OP’s fault. why aren’t you reaming the person OP reported to?
don’t don’t DON’T blame the people who try to help, even if it doesn’t seem — to you— like they accomplished much in the end. even if you don’t think she did it perfectly. there are so goddamn few who even bother to try.
tbh I’d rate OP a fucking A+. you know why? that fucking pedophile didn’t kidnap a child.
Amazing. You realize you just said that you, a child, reported this to adults and they did nothing. Then you’re complimenting these people WHO ARE ADULTS WHO DID NOTHING. Yes, I’m criticizing adults who don’t do shit to protect the other children at this convention. For all we know, he made off with another fucking kid while they were valiantly NOT TELLING THE CHILD’S PARENTS. Just because people MIGHT not do anything doesn’t mean don’t report it, what the ACTUAL fuck is wrong with you?