All posts for the month December, 2012


Published December 30, 2012 by Michael C Leeson

I have been called many things in life however today I had a person I once respected for the position she took on many social issues verbal me. In my brief conversation with Ms  Marcia Langton, I was accused of being a racist ignorant to the issue of violence against women. During this conversation I invited Ms Langton to read this blog but received a spray of sarcasm and disrespect instead. In the past I have thought Ms Langton to be an intelligent and articulate woman who gave voice to social issues now I believe her to be simply rude. The only way things change is through conversations all this particular conversation left me confused and offended.

In clarifying I agree in principle with Ms Langton commentary on various social issues   however her unqualifiedirrational personal attack on me was no more than blatant bullying a form of violence.

To Anon

at no time in my conversation with Ms Langton did I criticise her position so I am unclear how you came to your conclusion. let alone the need for you to personal attack me.

Claire Carey

Published December 16, 2012 by Michael C Leeson

Claire Carey

1962 -2006

A beloved friend, colleague and collaborator

an intelligent, articulate compassionate and passionate woman

A Feminist

A queer voice in a str8 world

A survivor of violence against women by men

A Radical Social Worker

An advocate for Justice in the social action tradition

Murdered by a MAN

Marriage Equality – UK

Published December 12, 2012 by Michael C Leeson

On the 11 Dec 2012 the Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller


Following a Government consultation, legislation allowing same-sex marriage will be brought forward next year. The proposals are designed to create watertight protections for religious organisations that do not want to conduct same-sex marriages, but will allow them to ‘opt in’ if they so choose.”

Marriage for everyone – Government sets out plan for equal marriage



Pink News

The People Speak

Published December 10, 2012 by Michael C Leeson

The People Speak was inspired by Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking books “A People’s History of the United States” and “Voices of a People’s History of the United States. I watched this documentary last night showcasing the voices of dissent, which have motivated social change across the ages in America. One could argue this is the real  history of democracy in challenging the privileged elite’s sanitized version. Today there are still many people seeking justice and equality demonized by the minions of the privileged few.