There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung…
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Update: I received some sad news this evening of August 27. Del Martindied today. She was a fighter and a great lady. My sincere condolences to Phyllis Lyon and to everyone who was touched by Del Martin’s wonderful life. .
Shortly after 5 PM on June 16, 2008, longtime lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin were wedded by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome. Both women were well up into their eighties and had been together for 55 years. They were founding members of the Daughters of Bilitis which began way back in 1955 and became the nation’s first lesbian advocacy group.
Given their history, it was fitting that they were the first gay Californians to get legally hitched. They were followed by hundreds more, joining the many gays who had already married in Massachusetts where it has been legal since 2004.
I still have my old green 59 cents button around somewhere. That relic symbolized the female pay gap in the early 1970′s. I can’t help feeling we should have done a lot better over the past decades.
We are up to 77 cents for all women workers, but an embarrassing 63 cents for African American women and only 52 cents for our Latina sisters. I’m not much good at statistics, but I think I can spot a major racial as well as gender gap here. Read more
The above cartoon is a total misrepresentation of reality. No, not the actions of the boss. That is clearly satirical license showing how American management routinely bullies their underlings.
I mean the actions of the worker. She fights back with a bit of creative guerrilla theater. Read more
Filed under: Discrimination, Global Economy & Politics, Job Safety & Ecology, Workplace
In Jean-Paul Sarte’s play, No Exit, 3 people are locked in a room together forever. Eventually they figure out that they are in hell and this is their punishment.
If being locked in a room with 2 other people is hell, what do you call it when the room is on fire and you can’t get out? Read more
They stand over the city like the great predatory wading birds they are named after. And from time to time, like those great predatory wading birds, they come down swiftly on those below and take a life…often more than one. They are the construction cranes, whose numbers grew with the massive lending sprees that fueled the hi-rise building boom in our great cities.
But the construction cranes don’t take lives with sharp beaks and unerring vision like their avian namesakes. Instead people get electrocuted when the cranes collide with power lines, operators fall out of them, they fall on top of people, or they crush people in the other gruesome ways that heavy complex machinery can destroy the human body. Read more