The fact is, public toilet design is centuries old. I’m sure it dates back to French pissoirs, which were designed to make public urination easier and discourage public urination. Whatever. And pissoirs were for men — I guess public toilets for women were an after-thought. So we need a new thought.
Since the Pride Parade protest and the GayTM and police pinkwashings, the Muppets’ “Rainbow Connection” has been in my brain. I just had to rewrite the lyrics! So thanks to Sam for helping out with the new title and if anyone wants to sing it and put it on YouTube or SoundCloud, or suggest better changes, let me know!
Might the world be a better place if women had real power in shaping its future? This is the question pondered in this debate.
If you’re anything like me you’re likely in some state of confusion and uncertainty which, I would hazard to say, is a very good state from which to tackle diversity, not to mention leadership, complexity and change. Our human need to be sure and certain and to know the answers are precisely what leads us astray in the world, a world which is nothing like what we would like it to be. Sorry kids, it’s messy out there.
Unfortunately I was unable unable to attend tonight’s 25th reunion of RainbowYOUTH, “a charitable organisation providing support, information, advocacy and education for queer and trans* young people (aged between 13 and 28), their friends and Whānau, and those who work with queer and trans* youth.” Having had the honour of being their patron for the last few years I asked for a few words to be read on my behalf.