Why the hell aren't there free public showers?
How are you supposed to say you care what happens to the homeless if you aren't providing this service? We're at a point where "not getting hired for hygiene" is just code for "we don't hire people who aren't financially stable enough already to have their own private hygiene facilities".
Like, not just the fully homeless, either, and it's not just jobs - I was ostracized as a kid for poor hygiene because I lived in a squat with no running water. I tried to poor as much bottled water on myself as I could, but you can only accomplish so much within that framework. Ruined years of my life. I might have at least survived better with that service.
@V Same ostracization, different root cause: I grew up with a single mom living paycheck to paycheck after my emotionally-abusive "dad" left with his tech-sector income, and sometimes the water would be shut off for non-payment because the money just wasn't there. It lasted well into my late teenage years.
@V Also bathrooms in big cities. It makes me so mad when people talk about a city being dirty or unhygienic and it's because whole groups of people are being denied their right to have a private clean place to use the freaking bathroom.
Everyone is worried about the city and not the people who are being disadvantaged and discriminated against
@V that's all intentional. Right wingers want homeless people to be punished. They believe in the just world fallacy and think that homeless people are homeless because of personal failure.
tip about showers and homelessness
depending on the location there may be beach and or camp showers
depending on financial capability, getting a gym membership, just to use the showers
there is also dryless hygine, like dry shampo and baby wipes
ive seen a few moblie showers (There needs to be a lot more of these)
all of these dont really compare to what the romans and greeks had which was some sort of public bath
also doesnt compare to having a private shower :(
@V Free public showers are definitely an unintentional benefit of living on the coast near beaches.
@V I mean "reliable transportation" already is code for "have a personal vehicle that isn't breaking down Or Else"
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