Skip to comments.In one part of UK, Goths can be hate crime victims
Posted on 04/03/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
If you punch a punk in Manchester, it could be a hate crime. Police in the English city announced Wednesday that they will begin recording offenses against members of alternative subcultures in the same way they do attacks based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
The Greater Manchester forcethe first in Britain to take the stepsays Goths, emos, punks and metallers and members of other alternative groups often endured abuse.
Some people discriminate against somebody else because they are wearing a Slayer T-shirt or have long hair, said Jay White, 23, referring to the thrash metal band. They deserve to be brought to justice.
White, a leather-clad, self-described metalheador a dude that likes good music, said members of subcultures faced discrimination just like religious minorities. For a lot of people, metal is their religion, he said.
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I'm confused by the title. Does this mean that violence against them counts as a hate crime, or that the government is giving permission to commit hate crimes against them. Come here emo boy, I want to slap you until you cry.... wait, you're crying already.
Goths, emos, punks and metallers and members of other alternative groups often endured abuse.
I do get a certain kick out of Johnny Rotten being protected by government edict like some delicate little flower.
Definitely the former.
I saw an emo kid yesterday at Walmart - he needed a slap.
Most ‘punks’ - and metalheads - I’ve known over the course of my life can certainly handle their own in a fight. They might not win, but the other guy(s) is gonna get a bloody nose.
Emos.....well, that’s a different story. Personally, I’d think that just raising your voice to an emo would be more than adequate to unleash a river of tears.
Goths are just too artsy-fartsy to even bother raising your voice. They’re in their own little goth doomy universe.
“...Goths are just too artsy-fartsy to even bother raising your voice. Theyre in their own little goth doomy universe.”
Hey, hey, hey...ain’t you got no hots for Abby? (NCSI)
Agreed. Whining and playing ‘victim’ just seems very un-metal to me.
I have to say, I’ve seen some pretty hot goth girls, and I give them credit for their clothes, a good deal of which is often handmade. That’s a skill I certainly don’t posses.
I know a goth locally by the name of Dante. As in Dante Alighieri. “Divine Comedy” is one of her favorite works, and she’s read it in the original Italian.
Goths are, quite often, very well-read and highly intelligent. And the metalheads as well; look at Bruce Dickinson - a true polymath.
Schizophrenic? I'm bleedin quadrophrenic.
“Punk Not Dead”
I have to agree. Goth chicks can be very hot. Same goes for some of the Steam Punk chicks. And both are kinda related.
They love to read and are very creative.
I can PERSONALLY attest to that! Using my old NCO volume reduced my stepdaughter to a quivering mass of eyeliner and hair dye...
Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard need protection, too!
Check out “Blaster Bags” for goths. Very cool. I almost want one.
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