Category Archives: Equality

3 Fragments of Writing About A Fractured Church

Here are three fragments of writing, connected through a conversation around acceptance, equality, inclusion, and the established church: i’m triggered to share these, with others that remain unpublished, by the experience of speaking to people excluded by the church because … Continue reading

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Landmarks of the Social Age [5]: Inequality

I am completing the final draft of ‘The Social Age Guidebook’, and sharing the chapters and new illustrations as i go. This one considers ‘Inequality’, and notions of distribution and fairness. As ever, this is imperfect and evolving work, shared … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Equality

“We don’t have equality!”, she said, turning to her friend and laughing. “You cannot be taken seriously if you are not a man”, was the qualifier, shared by one of the mentees, almost doubled up with laughter, as we stood … Continue reading

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Normalising Dolly

Clarks shoes found themselves laced in controversy last week through a largely predictable set of circumstances: a range of children’s shoes released in two lines, one for boys, one for girls. The boys shoes range was called ‘leader’, and the … Continue reading

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Voiceless

People are disenfranchised, left voiceless, for many reasons: convention, gender, permission, poverty, technology (or lack of it), misunderstanding, bullying, bemusement, culture, the list goes on and on. As organisations strive to be more connected, more Social, it’s important to remember … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

I’m fully aware that, if we want a better world, we will have to build it ourselves. Waiting for someone else to do the job will be a thankless task. But i’m equally aware that, if someone else did do … Continue reading

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Our Shared Differences

I am fortunate in being able to visit many different countries, to be a guest in many different cultures. As one travels around the world one moves not only in miles and metres but also in culture and difference. My … Continue reading

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Provocative Writing for a Better World: #WorkingOutLoud on an Experiment for the Social Age

I knew the experiment was working when i felt uncomfortable: sat on the plane, with the first copy in my hand, i worried what other people would think, how they would respond to the writing, how they would feel about … Continue reading

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Lost Values: The Objectification of Women

I was unclear if it was artful slow motion or simple writhing, but whichever it was, it was disconcerting. And not strictly necessary. The picture in question was in the toilets of a particularly trendy London restaurant, all exposed brick … Continue reading

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