3 thoughts on “The Times They Aren’t a-Changin’

  1. Glen Young

    That was some women march, that still resonates and shakes to the core the power-boys up. So glad the soft shoe tactics aren’t successful, and the day after Easter Town-hall meetings got the full wrath of an angry constituency. Somehow your liberation/equality is connected with others, and must be fought against vigorously. I’m reminded of Len Wallick’s post: Truth, Justice and Equality.

    1. Amy Elliott

      In my view every disadvantaged group’s fight for liberation is essentially the same fight, meaning that we all need to support one another. That’s the basis of intersectionalism, of course, which imo is a wonderful movement and just might be the saving grace of humanity.

  2. Geoff Marsh

    I agree, Amy. The great sadness of my life is that, as a gay man supporting women’s rights in the 1960s, I now find that some of those who most benefitted from my support and subsequently succeeded in “a man’s world” now have the most to lose in not supporting the establishment and its controlling system of sexism, racism and homophobia, etc .

    Taking a wider perspective, however, I suspect that current and recent shenanigans around personal politics is, in essence, no more than natural selection seeking to ensure that the fittest contest the fight to survive. Women become stronger not for reasons of equality but in order to make men respond by becoming even stronger and better providers. Without prejudice, I would suggest, for example, that the only male stereotype a butch lesbian could respect might be the ultra-masculine lorry driver who could physically dominate and penetrate her, offering the possibility of super-strong and resilient offspring. This must surely be a Darwinian good thing.

    As for racism, we may well find in this century that as climate change continues to warm our planet, those best adapted to survive are those with darker skin, already genetically protected from the worst cancers that the sun’s rays can cause.

    It is worth remembering that we are all in this together. We can never return to Eden once the nuclear button is pressed. All for one, and one for all.

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