Members of alternative subcultures, and those who listen to any type of alternative music, frequently face intolerance and even physical attacks all over the world. These includes a wide range of groups, such as goths, punk, emos, skaters and fans of Heavy Metal like Metalers/Moshers and many others. This intolerance is based on the way they look and that their musical and other interests differ from the mainstream. Media distortion and inaccurate descriptions of subcultures usually intensify and support this prejudice. Often too rivalry between subcultures adds to the problem.
This blog aims to document this problem and by doing so to help reduce it. It covers news about Sophie Lancaster, anti Emo violence in Mexico and other significant areas. There is now a serious chance of a change in the law in the UK to fight these problems see post on the Early Day Motion.