as New Yorkers, we’re all pretty jaded by the numerous subway outbursts we see each week. most of the time, we simply turn up the music in our headphones and look the other way.
a lot of the people we see having these outbursts are homeless, mentally ill, on drugs, or perhaps some combination of the three. it’s an unfortunate situation that needs to be addressed, and acknowledged for what it is - a major gap in our healthcare support system and a lack of education and awareness around many of these issues.
tonight on the subway home from the gym, a woman with clear emotional and possibly mental issues got loud and began ranting about a myriad of topics, none of which made sense. what made me so angry about the whole situation was the gentleman in his fancy suit and tie who spent the next 10 minutes laughing at her, provoking her, and filming her with his smartphone.
mental illness, drugs, any anything else that may have been the root cause of this experience tonight are not laughable matters. we should not be exploiting a person’s struggles for our entertainment.
I just wish that people would take a few minutes and think of a productive way to help, and to educate themselves about mental illness.
What the fuck makes you creepy motherfuckers think that just going into some person’s inbox (who you may not even know) with shit like:
- “KIK/SKYPE/NUMBER PLZ?!”
- “I wanna fuck you so bad.”
- “You’re hot. Nudes?”
SOME OF YOU DO IT OFF ANON.
Sounds like they’re just being friendly.
it’s the internet equivalent of cat calling. I’d go on a rant about it but I did that last week, and this week is clearly focused on ranting about disrespectful youths.
get off my lawn.