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Women's Troubles

sarahbradlee Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 7:11 AM
Mona - do the research first. I can point you to the figures on homelessness. The men in overcoats with bottles in bags under bridges are a small portion of the homeless. Most of these have chosen the freedom of the outdoors to the restrictions of the available institutions for them (like shelters). If this sounds heartless, consider that I serve both - as a recovering alcoholic Christian.
sarahbradlee Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 7:56 AM
Where did you get that figure? That's just a stereotype of the old man in overcoat.

There is no data to suggest that gender plays any role in addiction or homelessness - except that increasingly women (addicted or no) are likely to be homeless with their children whose biological fathers will not or cannot support.

Look, men and women both have tough roles. This is getting off track.
Denise67 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 7:22 AM
Why are men rather than women so much more likely to be alcoholic homeless? This could reflect special burdens placed on men as a sex.

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