Feb. 13th, 2009

lady_windermere: Spike profile (3rd Doctor)
Just been looking at my LJ profile page and my activity on it and found this

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lady_windermere: Spike profile (Annoy)
Ok, maybe I have had a couple of drinks, and seen something on my friends list that made me think of this.

I was young in the 60's, and yes it was a great time of change and protest. As a youngster, under 10, I watched in amazment what was happeing in Britain and the rest of the world.

My mother had every ism and bit of bigory you could ever hear. It was almost as if she hated anyone different to her. While my father was more torrent and open minded. I admired my father's attitudes better, and was very dismayed by my mothers.

It helped that in primary school I befriended a boy and his sister who were Asian, and my favourite nurse when I was in hospital was Black. When I had my first contact with gay people, they were friends. I was quite happy to have friends no matter what religion they were (even if some stopped playing with me because I didn't go to the same school as them).

Take Feminisim, which I guess effected me more than anything else. It was not until 1975 that the law of equal pay for equal jobs came into effect. It sounded great until you remembered that, at that time, most jobs were not equal. There were a lot of Male jobs and a lot of Female jobs. In fact there are still "Glass Ceilings" to this day.

While I acknowledge that we still have a long way to go to fight discrimination, I'm constanly amazed at how far we have come in my own lifetime!


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