By Erin - 22/4/2021 17:01 - United States - Pompton Plains

Gratitude walks

  Today, after drawing a huge portrait of a homeless man to raise awareness about homelessness, I showed it to him. When I told him I was glad he liked the drawing, he groped me. FML
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By  cuz803  |  39

I hope you slapped the shit outta the creep. He doesn't deserve a portrait of him to raise awareness, he deserves to be in jail for sexual assault.

By  mickymoose1  |  15

That's a very interesting point of view. How did you come to that conclusion?

The guy in the FML is definitely one of the assholes and OP should file a police report and I really hope she slapped him.

I live a block away from a homeless shelter as well as a halfway house for homeless trying to get back on their feet and they're some of the most kind caring people I've met. It does attract some shady characters, but I've found if you treat them with dignity and respect then they'll often treat you better than most well off people. Put yourself in their shoes, people often ridicule them, put them down, spot on them, make fun of them, and treat them like garbage just because they're not fortunate enough to have a job, home, shower, and other basic needs. It's a lot harder to break out of homelessness than most people think it is and once you're in the cycle, it sucks the soul out of you. People need to work together to end homelessness and build a better life for everyone. For example, did you know it's much less expensive to supply homeless with basic necessities like shelter, food, and hygiene than it is to have the social programs we have now that aren't currently working? If you treat the disease then the symptoms will go away or reduce on their own. So you could even take this a step further and treat our broken society by paying people a living wage, stop giving tax breaks to big companies that are already taking in billions, and work towards building a better functioning economy. But that's work that will likely take decades to achieve so let's focus on getting homeless back on their feet before we lump them into the "they deserve to be homeless" category. M'kay?

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By  cuz803  |  39

I hope you slapped the shit outta the creep. He doesn't deserve a portrait of him to raise awareness, he deserves to be in jail for sexual assault.

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  mickymoose1  |  15

That's a very interesting point of view. How did you come to that conclusion?

The guy in the FML is definitely one of the assholes and OP should file a police report and I really hope she slapped him.

I live a block away from a homeless shelter as well as a halfway house for homeless trying to get back on their feet and they're some of the most kind caring people I've met. It does attract some shady characters, but I've found if you treat them with dignity and respect then they'll often treat you better than most well off people. Put yourself in their shoes, people often ridicule them, put them down, spot on them, make fun of them, and treat them like garbage just because they're not fortunate enough to have a job, home, shower, and other basic needs. It's a lot harder to break out of homelessness than most people think it is and once you're in the cycle, it sucks the soul out of you. People need to work together to end homelessness and build a better life for everyone. For example, did you know it's much less expensive to supply homeless with basic necessities like shelter, food, and hygiene than it is to have the social programs we have now that aren't currently working? If you treat the disease then the symptoms will go away or reduce on their own. So you could even take this a step further and treat our broken society by paying people a living wage, stop giving tax breaks to big companies that are already taking in billions, and work towards building a better functioning economy. But that's work that will likely take decades to achieve so let's focus on getting homeless back on their feet before we lump them into the "they deserve to be homeless" category. M'kay?

By  thatswhatshesaid  |  2

Homeless people have needs & wants also....what made you think that drawing a portrait of him was going to do any good? All bullshit aside, I'm sorry you were groped, no one deserves that.