if you think homeless people are gross you're never allowed to talk about ending capitalism or "eating the rich" ever again
@em weirdly this was a really hard thing for me to unlearn....the day i was like "wow,,,homeless people are just people without homes" was like. unacceptably too shocking. so fucked up how that's so ingrained in our culture
@medusamae for sure, i was there at one point too! i mean that's what i learned as a kid, at least implicitly. i think it took talking to people who were/had been homeless to fully shake it tbh
A lot of the stigma is imported ableism, because many people will never interact with someone with schizophrenia et al except for seeing someone on the street on their worst day. Although there's a certain value of "gross" that's just factually true, like, I haven't had a shower in about a week, so that part's conflation of physical attractiveness with human value.
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