equalism – for a fairer world

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Equalism says it positively

Lots of strong words focus on unfairness. Equalism promotes the fairness everyone wants. Equalism makes that obvious. …………. Why we need a word for it There are lots of words … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call? A qualified answer

Who you gonna call? … Ghost-busters is who you’re gonna call if you’ve got ghosts to bust. For other problems, who are you gonna call? If you don’t have a … Continue reading

3 May 2019 · Leave a comment

The Righteous Mind: What Haidt gives equalism

Morality is a special feature of being human. Like equalism, morality is about how individuals and their groups relate to each other. Intuitively we see that morality goes with the … Continue reading

19 March 2019 · Leave a comment

All Minus One: Going viral for 160 years!

Free speech is a core of our view of equalism. This freedom of expression is important even for the one person in the world who has a different view to everyone … Continue reading

9 June 2018 · Leave a comment

Ten blocks to good talking and thinking

Piers Benn has written about: Freedom of Expression and the Flight from Reason. He covers ten features of our current culture that are hostile to freedom of expression and to … Continue reading

4 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Black Mirror: There are no short cuts to equalism

The questions Don’t we all have in us a wish to make life simple by eliminating differences between people? Isn’t that what equalism is about – making everyone the same? … Continue reading

7 January 2018 · 1 Comment

Quality thinking about the benefits of income-equality

Equalism is a simple idea. But it is too big for us on this blog!  Equalism is the silent principle that pumps the heart of all those concerned about inequalities. … Continue reading

6 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The Simpsons: A quick guide to gender difference

They say a YouTube video is worth a thousand words. Well, I just said it anyway. Do you agree?! Nick Child, Edinburgh  

10 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Frank Zappa vs birdbrain: equalism vs thoughtless influence

Zappa? Birdbrain?! Influence?! What IS he on about?! you ask. Some clues: Frank Zappa is Frank Zappa. Birdbrain is a chat show host who interviewed him way back. And birdbrain … Continue reading

16 July 2017 · 5 Comments

Tell your truth and come alive

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist. He is prolific in his online talks and discussions on moral philosophy. He explores all kinds of deep issues facing us today. He draws on … Continue reading

13 June 2017 · 1 Comment

An ex-extremist’s guide to liberating talk

At a face-to-face level, equalism works through conversation. Conversation thrives on difference. But it is hardest when you’re in most disagreement. How do we do respectful talking across differences of belief … especially extreme differences? If … Continue reading

1 May 2017 · 1 Comment

Encyclopaedia Britannica (1945): Eat your heart out YouTube and Wiki

On this equalism blog, we tend to duck out of the big politics of equalism and inequality. It’s just too tricky for us. Plus we don’t fancy getting caught up in social media … Continue reading

6 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Free speech: the life-blood of equalism

On equalism.org.uk, we tie equalism closely in with ideas of liberty and free speech (e.g. JS Mills). There’s a major resource that greatly boosts our understanding of equalism and how we achieve it. Our puny effort here … Continue reading

21 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Gender and family conflict

The sprawling equalism blog-posts on Feminism, patriarchy and family conflict here and here, are rich and compendious. But they have always cried out for some sharpening up. So how about this blogpost … Continue reading

3 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Equalism: an animal rights perspective

Welcome to Neal Bedwell. He wondered why we had not listed Speciesism in our list of Social GRACES. They are equalisms that apply to only human animals. Here he sets out a case … Continue reading

24 September 2015

Don’t let creep and triggers stop us talking

Equalism is not an easy road. Equalism makes us work harder. To bridge our differences we have to keep thinking and talking even when we get annoyed and offended. It’s much easier … Continue reading

16 May 2015 · Leave a comment


To look at Race in an equalist way, we  don’t think we can do better than Trevor Phillips has in his Channel 4 programme: Things We Won’t Say About Race … Continue reading

23 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Other thinking on equalism compared

Equalism is not a new concept or word. Google equalism, or search Twitter for #equalism. Many others have proposed it and discussed it – even briefly on BBC4’s Woman’s Hour. … Continue reading

1 July 2013 · Leave a comment

The Social GRACES

This blog is organised with the help of the Social GRACES. This approach comes from the field of systemic family therapy. The word links to a way to remember the many areas … Continue reading

28 June 2013 · Leave a comment


Religions provide a good example of how equalism can help. Being clearer about core shared values helps avoid common upsets, differences and sometimes extreme conflicts. Equality “in God’s eyes” It … Continue reading

28 June 2013 · Leave a comment

More on equalism in general

Equalists support progress toward equality of opportunity in all the many areas of social inequality. These form the categories on this weblog. In their positive form, they come from the … Continue reading

28 June 2013 · 1 Comment

Feminism, patriarchy and family conflict

One of the main reasons for naming equalism – and creating this website too – is the need for a better neutral term for gender equality than the usual gendered … Continue reading

27 June 2013 · 3 Comments

More on feminism, patriarchy and family conflict

This longer article is for those who need or want more of the complicated jig-saw to be explained and evidenced. If you have come straight to this article, it would be … Continue reading

26 June 2013 · Leave a comment