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God it's so condescending "they probably dont understand why she gets comfort & food and they do not".. like homeless people aren't going to be intensely aware of whichever series of events led them to being on the street.
I've worked with homeless people for years, and while it's true many do have MH issues and are vulnerable adults, some (especially men) do become homeless because of long-term violent and anti-social behaviour which gets them put out of every housing opportunity you get them.
Of course this can be tied in to MH and drug and alcohol, but not always.

Ultimately though, any man who attacks women on the street (and a black woman, no less) can claim to have MH issues.. but that doesn't make him the victim or mean we should brush over the misogynistic/racist opportunism behind these attacks.
What I'm saying is he hasn't attacked her because he sees her as having more power than him, but because he sees her as having less.
Many people like this who supposedly "can't help it" due to stress/MH/D&A use etc. would simply never attack a man of any colour.. but even when supposedly at their most vulnerable, men are still confident in their superiority and power over women. We can't afford to ever forget this, and we can't afford to make excuses when these behaviours do occur.
Male privilege may increase with wealth, health, and class, but even at the bottom of the scale it's still there. No "type" of man should have a free pass to attack women, and no type of man should be seen as trustworthy or safe by default. This should be taught in schools.

It's really not relevant if someone can't help it. The reason we prevent people from harming others isn't because the perpetrator is doing something morally wrong, it's because the victim is being harmed.

he hasn't attacked her because he sees her as having more power than him, but because he sees her as having less

Oh, absolutely. A year or so ago when random attacks on Asian-Americans were getting a lot of press coverage, it was always younger, healthy men attacking elderly people or long women. I remember one attack on a young man. He was a father wheeling a stroller.

[–] notyourfetish -3 points Edited

I've worked with homeless people for years, and while it's true many do have MH issues and are vulnerable adults, some (especially men) do become homeless because of long-term violent and anti-social behaviour which gets them put out of every housing opportunity you get them.

Careful now. They don't like the truth on here.

You are responding to the highest rated comment.

Clearly, the truth is well valued here.

nobody should be homeless

Okay, and nobody should be beaten with a mental pipe in the middle of the day while minding their own damn business. What's your point?

He could have killed her! He was overpowering her and bashing her in the head with a fucking metal pipe, and all they can do is drone on about the poor violent man. Where is the concern for what this woman has gone through?!

Violent men get so much sympathy in general. Look at the articles talking about the poor mass shooters who didn’t get enough attention or sex, Tucker Carlson recently blaming mass shootings on “women lecturing men on privilege,” and the cop who said the Atlanta shooter was “having a bad day.”

When a young man on some sports team is punished for rape, they come out to defend him- how it’s such a shame that such a promising young man with his whole life ahead of him is ruined.

When Chris Watts murdered his entire family, people started making videos about how he was so upset because they were living in debt due to his wife’s overspending, and he couldn’t afford to live in “freedom” with his lover, so he snapped. Because he just “couldn’t help it” and had to strangle his pregnant wife, smother his kids, and shove their bodies into oil tanks, poor guy.

There are just endless excuses for violent men.

Virtue signaling.

Weird how homeless women are less likely to bash random women on the street. Wonder why when under stress of homelessness, one sex seems to still be doing all the violence. Hmmm.

Who wants to bet that the homeless loser also targeted her for her sex and race as well? Would he have beaten a white man on the street? My guess is not.

[–] spaghettiforhair LiTeRaLlYvIoLeNt 15 points

Weird how I've had plenty of horrible experiences with homeless men threatening me and harassing me, but I've only ever met extremely kind and courteous homeless women.

I've had one homeless woman scream at me for no reason. Had too many incidents with homeless men to count.

I've met some crazy homeless women, too, but I didn't feel in danger

[–] bellatrixbells BoobatrixRex 23 points

"Even the Natives had cattle and teepees."

What do you mean even the Natives...? 😳

You can't be racist when you've placed yourself in charge of defining what racism means.

Even the natives had cattle & teepees...

I love the sheer idiocy radiating from this tweet. The uneducated on Twitter are the loudest, aren't they? To compare the situations of homeless (i.e. men) to what Native Americans -- actually all global indigenous communities -- face is insulting.

Moreover, violence against women ultimately is forgiven if the male perpetrator is pitiful in any way.

"The poor are getting tired of your privilege."

Okay, then. Time for women to get SERIOUSLY tired of male privilege, then.

even the Natives

Just when you think these woke nutjobs can’t get more racist

So many lefties act like you're a LiTeRaL FaScIsT if you object to mentally ill, intoxicated people roaming the streets, overrunning public parks and libraries, and using public transportation as a mobile homeless shelter. This attitude does nothing to help people who live on the streets. It just makes public services dangerous or even inaccessible to anyone who can't afford a more expensive option.

What a horrific attack on this woman. He attempted to kill her. He should get a nice home in a cell.

Um akshually it's rude and offensive to call them h*meless. The correct term is unhoused

(I've seen this ridiculous correction before. I didn't make it up)

Akshually "unhoused" is offensive because it implies a permanent state. They are "people experiencing houselessness"

[–] Nona_Biba elephanthood 0 points

"people experiencing houselessness"

sorry but i roll my eyes every time I hear people (mostly youtubers) use this phrase. Homeless people vs people experiencing houselessness/homelessness. Must we add more syllables when they are essentially using the same words to say the same thing?

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