My wife and I were proud to join the march for justice last week. We were inspired and left with a feeling that this issue of how women are seen and treated, will rightly not go away, and that lasting change is inevitable.
Later I listened to this Full Story podcast with The Guardians Gabrielle Jackson, Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher. I also read the many great articles referenced below the podcast by Katharine Murphy from the Guaradian, author Tim Winton, and others.
As referenced in the podcast one thing that struck me at the march was the number of men who marched. My sense is such men supporting women will be a catalyst for lasting change that will lead to equality.
This all got me contemplating that our systems are our gods.
Our political, religious, legal, educational, business, you name it, systems are mostly biased against women. All are in the way of progress and fairness in general.
While reflecting on how best I can contribute through my cause of eliminating injustice, and doing further research into equality and justice, I came across this article by Thomas Frank also a Guardian columnist.
"Our politics has been a bath in bullshit since forever. People pitching the dumbest of ideas prosper fantastically in this country if their ideas happen to be what the ruling class would prefer to believe."
All of the above went into the melting pot as I prepared for my first in person presentation in more than a year.
Yesterday was International Harmony Day. I got to celebrate it in part by giving a speech at a luncheon in Ballarat, my birth place, where I spoke about harmony with self and others as the beginning of the journey to justice and equality and one pathway that of Heart-Leadership.