Intolerance and patriarchy

Talking about intolerance , a good friend of mine once said: “Women having the same rights as men is a sure sign of a society based on tolerance”.  According to this, we still live in extremely intolerant times on many levels.  The fight for equality shouldn’t exclusively be the fight of women but that of both women and men against the stifling patriarchal system.  What is needed is a radical societal push towards equality starting at a personal level.

Thought of the day

I can be “head in the clouds”, absent-minded and chaotic, yet thinking about society, our political system and how quickly we tend to take for granted the essence of the society in which we live.  In the caption, instead of “being British”, I probably should have written “feeling British” or feeling in harmony with a sense of Britishness”.  As a French person, I’ve always been amazed at how accepting the Brits are.  it’s a quality I’ve always found admirable and reassuring.  Yet, I also feel it may be slightly eroding…