Spetsnaz: The male homeless

Across the developed world the vast majority of homeless people are men. In the UK, around 90%. Many are ex-servicemen for whom the provision of support services for disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are woefully inadequate. Given conflicting demands on the public purse, men are second-class citizens.

An insightful and  moving new video by an important new voice, Spetsnaz:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/updates/the-male-homeless/

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Yes indeed. In this country effectively working age men who are homeless are right at the end of the points or priority lists for housing help. Effectively this means the gendered nature of homelessness is in fact a result of public policy, not that males have Necesarily have more problems than women just that those that do are very unlikely to get help. Without the help of religious and voluntary agencies this gendered problem would be much greater. So any help given to the charities for the homeless is a help to your brothers. Typhon blues simple but accurate vid. Shows how men falling on hard times and needing a roof are defined as largely bringing it on themselves. Perhaps some do . But in my experience most just hit hard times through illness or unemployment or relationship breakdown and for a while could do with a hand back into life. I always respect those organisations that extend that hand, they also do so to the very much smaller number of women who fall outside the publicly funded help. I am always struck by the inclusiveness of these charities in complete contrast to the DV industry.