Damn Those Brits!

Well, once again, the British have shown us up.  I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but I was stunned. 

So, in January, 2012, The Stage published their annual guide to the 100 most influential people working in the UK theatre industry. Unlike the Backstage list I maligned here, almost half of the top twenty are women.  I don’t actually have anything profound to say about this, but I felt compelled to point it out.

The obvious comment would be to jump on how the United States, the so-called “land of opportunity”, still has major issues of gender, racial, socio-economic, and on, and on, and on, equality.  Well, sure we do.  And so does the UK.   And so does every country on earth.  The less obvious question is what does it mean for me?  Well, it means I’ll never vote Republican, especially not given the current state of that party.  But more importantly, it reminds me of my beloved mother, and something she taught me by example:

All you can do is the best you can do.  No complaints.  No excuses.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mary K Klinger
    May 07, 2012 @ 01:33:05

    love this.

    Reply

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