|Re: Weird and creepy||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Virginia C. Risk (ginnysageware.com)|
|Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 14:22:58 -0500|
Rob Sandelin wrote: > > However, be careful on the criteria you use to screen weird and creepy as that > on occaision has been used to describe me. > Thanks for saying that. Isn't cohousing a movement born of a desire to improve community spirit by making substantial changes -- changes in housing structures, changes in daily schedules and habits, changes in the way people interact and cooperate? On the one hand, I can almost appreciate that people who are working hard to make this happen would be wary of taking on more difficulties than they can handle. But seems very ironic that potential members are judged for desirabilty, in terms of appearance and character, and this despite talk about valuing diversity. Suspicion and fear of others, who are then relegated to the status of 'outsiders,' goes hand in hand with the division of lots and spacing single-family homes that cohousing seeks to undo, doesn't it?
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