NOTE: This is not a thread personal against anyone! This is a thread to disccuss about how we feel about this issue, not to attack anyone - that’s all.
Original (@Mehasels’ words):
I might regret writing this post later, but something needs to be done about it.
But i tried message the episode management before about this issue and they didn’t care much… so here goes nothing.
I’m so proud of this app, I really am.
I’ve been here since the beginning and it changed so much for the better
And i think it’s lovely. I absolutely adore it. i adore this community so much…
I’m talking about the huge diversity of course. now most of the stories as much as i read - and i read a lot usually has diversity characters in it.
But i can’t relate to it.
My name is Shiran, i am a second generation to holocaust survivors.
and a proud jewish.
and i get no representation at all in the Episode app.
I really do love this app, but it’s hurt. it’s like nobody cares about you - your religion doesn’t exist.
I can’t recall seeing a jewish character (the only jewish character i saw was in my own story lol) and i’m sure there are some more but it’s really really rare.
We’re not asking for much. not a special “shelf” or whatever, you don’t have to put us in every story but it would be nice to see a jewish character from time to time.
The jewish community in episode might be small but we are willing for a change.
We support diversity. We hope others who don’t get any kind of representation fight for it as well. we all deserve to be recognized.
I love you all, you guys are amazing and I hope we make a change.
Love and peace to everyone
New - My Opinion:
I decided to repost @Mehasels’ post, so we can disccuss about how authors do not represent Jewish people in their stories, expect Jewish authors.
I would like to add things, mainly about how most (if not all) of the authors don’t add Jewish characters. I do not know what about you, Episodians, but it seems like those authors do not even see any importance by representing Jewish characters in their stories. Like they are not counting us - do not see the Jews as humans being.
I really like. No - love Episode. I really do. But, I don’t know if some of the authors even know this, but they convey me a kind of saying “what’s so important about representing Jewish people?”, “Jews are mere”, as if they were saying in a tone that says: “Why would I care about it at all?” ,and as a reply, I am saying :what the hell (pardon my language)?! Are you really saying this?
I mean, tell me yourselves - what’s so bad about representing Jewish, or Muslim and minority people in stories, in general? . What’s so bad about representing a religion, at all?
Those authors who don’t even care about making a change by doing diversity only prove to me their negligent and indifferent attitude about this issue.
Maybe we, the Jewish people are a kind of “minority” here, but it does not mean that we have no opinions and feelings about the fact that we do not get any representation by other authors who are not Jewish! We are not asking for too much. I do not ask for too much… . It was said and it has to be said again: We, the Jews, exist! So, do not pretend as we were nothing!
So, I hope something about it will be done.
Wish you only peace and love
P.S: Please do not open arguements here. This is not a thread to open dramas or arguements. Be respectful to one another.