I have a number of things (feelings! real feelings!) which I would somewhat like to blog, if only because that’s what these sort of blogs are supposedly for. The trouble is that these various ideas belong to a general bundle of thought in which some vital explanatory ideas, on which others depend for their sense and meaning, can’t really be blogged. Instead, by way of distraction, I will share a photo of a cool staircase at Caius where my supervisor’s office is. (I have to stoop to get through her door… it’s unbelievably cool.)
Now onto actual things! Tash came to Cambridge to stay over yesterday, and got a taste of all the exciting stalwarts of everyday life such as the University Library, dinner in hall and the infamously undersized Sainsbury’s. But we also went to see Milk in the evening at the Picturehouse, which was well worth seeing. The obvious question I had afterwards, especially with Obama so fresh in everyone’s minds, is the possibility of an openly gay President. Call it optimism, but it’s something I can’t imagine would be impossible within my lifetime. And – since these things happen in little steps – I’d like to draw people’s attention to Homophobia Aware. It’s a small project which Tash drew to my attention, based in QPCS, to fight homophobia in school. This is surely an awesome idea, and I can’t wait to see what they manage to achieve.
That would be testament that the world had truly become inclusive… but really on some level a lot of the world is still pretending and I think sexuality is the final hurdle. An openly gay president with a first gentlemen in the white house in our lifetime? I think you’re right… ain’t gonna happen.
This is good! And reminds me of the fact that I (obviously) couldn’t help asking the Icelandic woman next to me on the train the other day about politics. She was so remarkably *balanced* about the EU. Twas good.