replied to your post: “In moments like these, it’s super weird to notice how the culture in…”
I’d venture to say it’s because tumblr is dominated by americans, and though they don’t mean to ignore other issues, they’re more focused on what’s directly affecting them at hand.
which is why I wrote this post. Not because Americans ignore wat’s happening but because Americans don’t even KNOW other stuff happens. Like, in the case of this one thing, it’s not that big of a deal though, for me, who come from Brazil, it’s super weird to think of a county that doesn’t consume media from other countries, I’ve wrote a few posts on it, about how tumblr posts are always complaining about a lack of race representation in books and still they won’t read books by Mexican authors or Japanese authors, get it? And then there’s the issue of when problems happen in other countries, like, tumblr is talking a lot about fergunson which honestly has to be talked about and promoted but there’s way less about Mexico protests, for instance. And don’t get me started on how tough it was to share Brazilian nenws around here. Yes, this is a website that is mostly American but if you were in a Brazilian website and there were worldwide news, part of our culture is to embrace worldwide happenings, it’s a very American trait to act like this (starting off my calling themselves “America” as a country when there are whole continents who go by it), it’s a historical issue.
I don’t know, this behavior bugs me to no end but it’s hard to explain how deeply rooted it is in just a single post haha.