Surviving homeless and poverty has become the new chic or cool topic on the internet!
Well blow me over!
Don’t get wrong! I’m elated that people are finally talking about it and not treating it as something that can rub off on them.
I’ve been talking about it on line for the past four years; writing about it for many more years and doing something about it over twenty years, but now, it’s just now a cool topic.
The usually respond I got from a$$holes when I tried to talk about it was: These people wanted something for nothing.
Now that it’s cool to talk about…. I didn’t realize the pain of poverty and homelessness had lessened because it’s a chic topic now.
We’re finally getting some awareness on the social media.
Just a few months ago if a homeless person acknowledged online that they were homeless and using the public library or any other hotspot to connect to the internet. People started avoiding them like the they were a maleficent of some sort. Often times these people were driven out of coffee shops and such because they shouldn’t afford the coffee. Yes, I have bought a many a cups of coffee so that they could stay and keep warm.
Just a few months ago, there was such a harsh social stigma attached to whatever the person said that they often never posted again. I know for I have tried to find them.
A social stigma is discrimination against an identified group of people, a place, or a nation. Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about the person, place, or group of people. It is the disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person or group of people based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of a society.
Social stigmas are commonly related to culture, gender, race, intelligence, and health.