June 13th, 2006


Working out

I don't want to be an activist, I just want people to do things right, dammit.
I write firstly in a personal capacity, to volunteer to participate in the focus groups if it's not too late to do so; and secondly in my capacity as part of the UAS editorial team, to express my concern that there is currently no information about LGBT issues (about this survey or in general) on the Equality & Diversity web pages (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/equality/).
I spend pretty much all my days drinking from the information hose, and yet I only hear fifth-hand about surveys that I might want to participate in, via emails forwarded round the houses by my partner, my friends, and random people on internet mailing lists. I don't think for a moment that the omission of this stuff from the website is any kind of deliberate discrimination; the Administrative Services are committed to equality of incompetence, and I feel slightly (only slightly) guilty for implying (or allowing them to infer) that I'm attributing to malice what can easily be explained by NOT THINKING. But still. Can we have a pretty-coloured ribbon for Information Awareness, please?