I honestly think that Social Science should be taught in schools. I did the Open University degree in 2006-2010, and not only found the course really interesting, but it also iliminated the majority of my ignorance aross the board with discrimination, gender equality, race, sexual preferences, disabled, and class among all other issues. I found it easy to study and it opened my eyes to a lot of things. How are children supposed to learn about these kind of things if they are relying on family and friends that are learning from their family. Such families that may alreay have ignorant people in them!
I have not tended to shout my views from my soap box in the past, one, because I am pretty useless at putting things into words, I just cannot get my point across in writing, but can when speaking, even if I do it in long winded wibbling way, (see)! And two I do not really want to ram my views down peoples throats, as I do not like it being done to me.
But recently I have thought that people need to know how I feel and not just people at the meetings and talks I go to in Lancaster and Carlisle, as I think it is now a huge part of me. I am a socalist and a fully paid up subscriber to many publications. I do a lot of work locally, with promoting girls and woman's football in the local area, also sponsoring through my business of full kits for 3 football teams in the area. I help set up trial sessions for girls and give talks to clubs in the local area on the issues. This is one of my main areas, as you would have noticed from some of my posts on this forum.
Now with recent events I am getting more involved in race issues in the local area, which is a slightly more challenging issue, because you cannot walk into racist clubs and give a talk, but it is more about giving talks to people that are ignorant to the facts (schools, colleges, youth zones), it is much tougher. I do not for one minute I am going to change the mind of a 60/70 year old racist! It is all about the smal things, I now wear a t-shirt with 'Unite Against Racism' on it and the wrist bands again, yes a very small thing, but I think it is about time people know how stong I feel about such issues.
Small steps....... so frustrating at times!