[Hpn] Fwd: Re: [Hpn] new shelter

Bonnie Briggs s248_1132@hotmail.com
Sun, 30 Apr 2000 08:45:45 -0700 (PDT)


General
Hi gang,
  This is what John MacPherson thinks of me. He didn't even have the courage 
to send this to the list. Any comments?
Bonnie
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>THIS JUST SHOWS YOU HOW MUCH OF A SEXIST SOCIAL BIGGOT
>YOU ARE !!!
>
>--- Bonnie Briggs <s248_1132@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > <BIG SNIP>
> > >For example, there are now three different stages
> > of shelter. In the first
> > >stage, women are housed four to a room in doorless
> > cubicles with linoleum
> > >floors.
> > <BIG SNIP>
> >
> > General
> > Hi Sally,
> >   Doorless rooms? What, no privacy? So, what you're
> > saying is first, you
> > strip away whatever small trace of dignity they have
> > because you don't trust
> > them. How is that going to help you build trust with
> > them? How are they
> > supposed to get undressed for bed at night if
> > there's no door on the room?
> > Also, some women may feel comfortable undressing in
> > front of other women.
> > So, you not only strip their dignity, you also strip
> > their modesty. This new
> > shelter may be good, but if I was homeless, there's
> > no way I would stay
> > there. Homeless women lose everything when they are
> > on the street. Losing
> > their dignity and their modesty is too high a price
> > to pay for a decnt
> > shelter. You're treating these women no better than
> > Society treats them. If
> > these women are to have any chance of improving
> > their lives and getting off
> > the streets and improving their self-esteem, they
> > need to be trusted and
> > shown that they are worthy people. Putting them in
> > doorless rooms and
> > mistrusting them doesn't do that. You may not think
> > you're mistrusting them,
> > but that's the message you're sending them. I would
> > strongly suggest that
> > you re-think your policy. These people deserve to be
> > treated with the same
> > respect the rest of of us are treated with. You
> > wouldn't ask a housed woman
> > to live in a fishbowl. Would  you live in a doorless
> > room with four other
> > people you didn't know? Think aboutit.
> > Bonnie
> >
> >
> >
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