A homeless man is always referred to as ‘a homeless man’ in the media. Its always something like: ‘a homeless man was found doing blah blah blah’. Well, today there was actually a report about a homeless man and then they actually gave him a name: Kevin Lee. So they said ‘Homeless man Kevin Lee was caught doing blah blah blah’. I thought “huh. Wouldn’t it be strange if we were all defined by our status of home ownership?” Like, some of us have homes – so we are obviously not homeless, but some of us are missing other elements of the ‘home’ - for example, some of us might be dog-less, some of us might be couch-less, some of us might be family-less. So wouldn’t it be strange if media were to start giving everyone home-ownership labels? Yeah. That would be strange.
Posted by Unknown at 6/15/2004