Climate Of Courage – Smart Women Are Making Me Think, Question My Beliefs & Change My Mind

As I mentioned in public remarks I made in January of 2015, I’ve been a member of The Lucky Sperm Club since 1957 –

As I turn 62 this week it still ain’t easy dealing with the high expectations that come with being the beneficiary of undeserved while male privilege.

Luckily, as I will mansplain to you all here, I am smart enough to always rely on the women of superior intellect and courage to redirect me when I steer off course and in the wrong direction – which I am prone to do.

So it has been in the week or so since Jonathan Frazen’s piece was published in The New Yorker. The rightful backlash to his “Let’s Just Roll Over & Play Dead On Climate” came from many quarters, but the most searing and right-on takes came from climate and gender journalist Amy Westervelt; Climate scientist, Kate Marvel; and Climate Justice Advocate and Essayist, Mary Annaise Heglar.

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“I Bring You Greetings From The Lucky Sperm Club…

Through whom I have been enjoying White Man’s Privilege since 1957…

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Those were the opening words of my remarks to the California Crossroads audience at the Los Angeles Tour Stop last Tuesday night in South Los Angeles at Holman Methodist Church.  Read more