Tag Archives: Equality

Jury trial for Colston Statue Toppling

A 2019 TedX Talk in Bristol which references difficult statues and monuments in USA and UK.

This week the trial begins to judge the four organisers of the status toppling in Bristol.

We have a black mayor which is great for role models, although he also comes up with some unrealistic projects to focus on like creating a London style underground in Bristol.

I just want things to go well for our city, so it can continue to be a place where all lives are matter, and differences valued, not erased or over focused on.

My thoughts on true equality are helping people have a level playing field in life.

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Men and Women at Work

I don’t know if you ever experienced this.

A man turning up on the scene, and getting a much more senior job.

And after getting, what appears to be, an easier ride to a senior role, then I have to listen to him as if it sounds like this when he speaks.

Don’t get me wrong, I really care about many men in my life who I trust and respect (type Y). There also seems to be this other type of Man, maybe (type X).

Gradients of equality

I’ve had some experiences where co-workers with children were able to negotiate time off during periods when the business needed attention.

One manager who was the on call back up never came in during weekends.

His absence added to the stress I was under when staff called in sick and I had to find last minute cover.

In the end it resolved by him giving me a disciplinary. Which his seniority in the business enabled him to do.

That’s an example of someone who seemed to have their own platform of privilege which I would have liked to topple.

I’d like to hear your thoughts about LGBTQI equality and if you feel it has become better or worse since 2019. Maybe you have your own stories to share.

Apparently this man is in the fire fighting force now, although I don’t know if he ever gave up smoking…..