One of my fellow speakers at TEDxNHS2019 was the amazing Dr Sarah Hillman. We both graduated medical school in the same year, and have both become GPs, but Sarah has taken a more academic route. I was blown away by the power of what she has to say and believe every doctor and medical student should engage with this and consider the implications for what we think we know about medicine. We are currently doing a significant disservice to half of our population and we need to take what she is saying very seriously.
The politics of love and kindness insists that we must instate women fully. This has never been done. Here is a stark reminder of the job we have to do and the consequences of not taking this seriously. Get a cup of tea, listen and become a medical feminist too!
In my view, it would be impossible to host a day on ‘Love Politics’ without it including my great friend, Roger Mitchell. He is a brilliant thinker and one of the kindest people I know! His thesis, ‘Church, Gospel and Empire’ (or ‘The Fall of The Church’, if you want an easier to read version!) is vital reading for anyone who wants to seriously engage with the idea of a politics of love. Here, drawing in his own work and that of Luke Bretherton, he gives an absolutely brilliant insight into why love is such a powerful foundation and force for a new politics. This is really worthy of your time and energy!
Tweet One of the best things I have been involved in over the last few years, is the Poverty Truth Commission and it has helped me to learn just how utterly complex and wicked poverty is as an issue. I’m currently reading an absolutely brilliant book by the theologian Samuel Wells, called ‘The Nazareth Manifesto’. [Continue Reading …]
Tweet Everybody knows about the Gender Pay Gap – it’s well publicised and very much in the public domain for discussion – and too right! – How is this even still an issue? It it is quite simply wrong that women should earn less than men, any time, any place, end of discussion. Well the [Continue Reading …]