From: Andrew Phelps <phelps@cwnet.com>

To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <actmad@actmad.net>

Sent: Mon Aug 19 5:38PM -0700

Subject: Re: [Actmad] language - 'homeless'

 

Hi

'Displaced' has merit as a "diplomatic" term. My point was that there are two types of language usage needed, one being the diplomatic and the other being the language approach that serves to challenge the oppression in the most constructive and unifying manner possible.

The language of 'complaint' does not have the efficacy of the language of 'struggle' and labor advocacy - as Ihg indicates - has practical merit. The working class issue is that our process of being "breaks down" under the conditions of that lived experience.

 

ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"

 

 

On Mon Aug 19 16:41 -0700, Ihg sent:

Displaced makes me think of displaced homemaker .. HERE.  A woman who, after managing a household for years, is forced by financial necessity to find a wage-paying job.