I’m aware of the personal attacks against Alexandria Goddard aka Prinnie and while I fully understand the mindset, opinions and emotions behind them – they are misguided.
Prinnie, as she is known to me, is the face and voice of many. I know how blogging works and I know without a doubt she is being given information of much concern from locals who are fed up with the culture and environment they have been living in. I refer to Steubenville, Ohio of course, but to attack her for bringing forth information and woes of local citizens fed up with life at the middle and bottom of Steubenville’s social, economic, educational and legal culture just misses the mark.
To those attacking on twitter and elsewhere – your problem is much bigger than Prinnie… your problem is within and you need to look at it and consider addressing it if you want Steubenville to return to the normalcy you say you want. Keep in mind the new normal headed Steubenville’s way may not be the normal you and many have grown comfortable with.
Steubenville will have problems following this huge blowup. Trust and acceptance there will never be what you have known. The cat is out of the bag, so to speak, and suspicions will linger for more than the present generation.
Those who live in a comfort zone, thanks to a high school football program and other status measurements, will long for the good old days and they will fight for it. Those who live outside of that zone will continue to cry out for change. It’s a very human story of struggle for equality and fairness! How it all ends up is anyone’s guess, but things in Steubenville will never be the same as they have been and people need to adjust to that and stop laying the blame on an outside blogger who merely gives voice and provides a face to those who fear to speak out or feel they wouldn’t be heard.
Your problem is much bigger than a blogger on the internet. Convince yourselves, foolishly and wrongly, you are only and merely dealing with some blogger’s personal vendetta and that’s equal to sticking your head in the sand. Don’t do it. Do better. Be smarter. Be bigger.