Why is Sabina Nessa murder not all over the media?

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postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:45:05

Such a tragic killing and sad, truly awful to hear about this murder.

Though I can't understand why, it doesn't get the same media/public attention as Sarah Everard who died in similarly tragic circumstances not long ago.

Both are equally tragic, two young women attacked in similar circumstances - the only difference I can see in these cases is the colour of their skin. Sarah's murder was everywhere - before we knew it was a police officer responsible.

Women had lined the streets in protest to make the country a safer place for women.

I can't help but notice where are these women protesting for Sabina? Or for the Killmarsh murders, or other women of colour?

The media treats women of colour - even to this day - very differently to white women.

It feels like the media are sending a clear message that black lives STILL 'don't matter' quite as much as their white counterparts.

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postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:45:33

Sabina Nessa*

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Blessex Wed 22-Sep-21 23:46:43

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10017997/Murdered-Greenwich-primary-school-teacher-minutes-home-killed-family-claim.html

postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:48:47

Yes I appreciate there are news articles about it, but it hasn't dominated the news anywhere near Sarah ever area murder IMO

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postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:49:38

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/sabina-nessa-murder-media-reporting-b1924887.html

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Blessex Wed 22-Sep-21 23:51:39

It’s the second news story on Daily Mail.

Vargas Wed 22-Sep-21 23:51:47

It's all over Twitter.

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avamiah Wed 22-Sep-21 23:52:29

Yes this is totally shocking and frightening.
I hope they get the lunatic who did it quick.
I’m so sorry may she rest in peace.

CallMeNutribullet Wed 22-Sep-21 23:52:32

Yep I wonder when her protest will be

Winecheesesleep Wed 22-Sep-21 23:53:37

I've seen this reported a lot today. I might be wrong but didn't we know quite early on with Sarah Everard that it was a police officer under suspicion which made the story and protests much bigger?

Its a terrible story and my heart goes out to her family and friends.

fucketyfuckwit Wed 22-Sep-21 23:53:44

Didn't Sarah seem to go missing for a few days before her body was found? Maybe this is why? There was a big hunt for her.

Tragic

SpittinKitten Wed 22-Sep-21 23:54:07

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/sep/22/sabina-nessa-neighbours-to-hold-vigil-for-suspected-victim

There's going to be a local vigil, at least, supported by Reclaim These Streets. Anyone unable to attend is welcome to light a candle on their doorstep at 7pm on Friday.

postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:54:11

Blessex

It’s the second news story on Daily Mail.


Exactly. The second.

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Mynameismargot Wed 22-Sep-21 23:54:13

As far as I am aware Sarah Everards friends worked very hard to get media attention as she was missing was 6? days before her body was found. It didn't get huge media attention in the beginning but the longer she was missing the more attention it got then add in the fact that the perpetrator was in the police force

Theoldprospector Wed 22-Sep-21 23:54:42

Reclaim the Streets are taking the same action for both women.

I read that in the media, as it is front page news.

postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:56:59

I'm also sickened by the number of men attacking women. It's just horrific

This murder has made me so sad and angry in so many levels

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sliversurfer Wed 22-Sep-21 23:57:25

I thought this too. Yes, there is media coverage but nowhere near as much. Worse though is that my social media was flooded with messages re Sarah yet there is nothing now. I personally dislike posting "support" in this way on social media, regardless of the cause, but it's really eye opening / upsetting that those same people are silent now.

maddening Wed 22-Sep-21 23:57:51

Sarah's case was different as she had gone missing and there was a search. There have been many cases which get similar attention where someone is missing, people wait hoping they are found alive.

This case has started with a body being found

I hope that Sabina's case receives appropriate attention and that her killer is found, she deserves justice.

smallandimperfectlyformed Wed 22-Sep-21 23:57:55

It's been trending on Twitter today and I'm from the Borough, my Facebook is full of reposts about it today and the council have also released a statement on Instagram but it is weird that her body was found last week and there wasn't so much press then. I do agree that women of colour are not given the same level of attention or concern when they go missing. Another woman has gone missing within the Borough but there was very little press about her, she is white but in her 50s so I think age is also a factor as to how much publicity a person's disappearance gets.

postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:58:04

sliversurfer

I thought this too. Yes, there is media coverage but nowhere near as much. Worse though is that my social media was flooded with messages re Sarah yet there is nothing now. I personally dislike posting "support" in this way on social media, regardless of the cause, but it's really eye opening / upsetting that those same people are silent now.


Exactly.

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LukeEvansWife Wed 22-Sep-21 23:58:36

Unfortunately given that people are looking down the barrel of extreme food/fuel property, COVID etc etc then it's not going to be a headline

Lightfish Wed 22-Sep-21 23:58:46

It's known as 'Missing white woman syndrome'.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome

There was a thread about the disparity in coverage of the Sarah Everard case and the murder of sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.

Reference was made to 'missing white woman syndrome'.

The thread was deleted.

postingfortraffichere Wed 22-Sep-21 23:59:24

LukeEvansWife

Unfortunately given that people are looking down the barrel of extreme food/fuel property, COVID etc etc then it's not going to be a headline


We were in the midst of Covid when Sarah everard died and this didn't detract from it.

Even Kate Middleton went to pay tributes - it was a huge huge story.

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YourFinestPantaloons Thu 23-Sep-21 00:00:07

Because she was black.

And uncomfortable truth, but a truth nonetheless. Racism is alive and well in Britain

DoucheCanoe Thu 23-Sep-21 00:01:15

As a white woman I agree.

It's true that Sarah Everard was missing beforehand which pulled in the media but that in itself seemed disproportionate to the minimal reporting of missing black women.

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