Posted tagged ‘we’re not too bad’

A little reason I feel lucky

October 4, 2010

Ism’s are horrible thing.  Racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia (not grammatically an ism, but which is at least in the spirit of things) and geekism are all things which should be removed from society and consigned to the cached web pages of history.

Recently a colleague and I heard of an incident where a local councillor had the fact that he was both of Jewish decent and gay were used against him in an election.  This is of course despicable; regardless of which parties were involved these things should never be used in a derogatory fashion or be used to attack someone.

However, it also got us chatting about the Council we work for and homophobia and other ism’s in the workplace.  This is an area which is often discussed and frowned upon, but nevertheless is seen by many to be difficult to eradicate. (more…)