posted on May, 19 2006 @ 05:12 AM
The problem, according to reports, is that her mother (her father lives elsewhere), openly smokes Heroin in the kitchen, and has little time for her
daughters. The 11 year old has spent much of her life looking after her younger siblings. The picture of her shows her sprawled on the settee with a
full ashtray laying on her heavily pregnant belly.
The boy slept with her because "she was wearing a tiny skirt, drunk and looked like a 16 year old tart". The boys mother agrees, and says he's done
nothing wrong. They "did it" at a party at that boy's house, while his mother was there.
Where were the social services? This girl should have been taken from her mother a long time ago, and given a better chance at life. There's a
culture of apathy regarding things like this IMO at the moment, everyone goes "Ooh, ahh", but the cycle continues anyway, and situations like this
are seen as "normal" to the people involved. This isn't an isolated incident, she just happens to be one of the ones who got pregnant. Society in
the UK has got some real dark spots, and this is one of them. It's no longer good enough to ignore them just because you don't want to recognize
that there is a growing "underclass" that needs help and attention, because if it is allowed to continue, I fear for our future generations.
When I say "underclass", I'm not talking soical status, I'm talking a growing number of people who are so out of touch with "right and wrong"
that they seem to have alien minds, seeing no problem with stamping on an old womans head for a fiver, or setting fire to a homeless man and
videotaping it. Mothers that see no problem in allowing their 11 year old daughters to smoke 20 a day and go to parties, drunk and dressed like a
"tart". It's a serious problem that isn't just in the Tabloids, it's in most streets.
I don't say "Underclass" in an "I'm better than you" way either, I'm talking about people who went through the education system
knowing/thinking there was nothing in it for them and giving up on life early. There is little work for them, so shouting "get a job" is uselss. The
education system is failing kids, IMO, and we are raising more and more without hope. If the social services didn't pick up on the fact that an 11
year old girl was smoking 20 a day, looking after her baby siblings while her mother smoked heroin, then they too have failed, and we need to be
giving more thought to how we can help these people out of these situations before it gets to this kind of point.
I don't have any real solutions, but I know that we need to do something, other than being shocked.