Stories

I feel that I have been very fortunate in the support that I have received from a significant number of...

Many years ago, when I was in charge of our local tower, we were fortunate to have a large number...

You have asked for  instances when I have felt that there was gender discrimination. Here's a few:

  • during a routine...

It was a dark and stormy night, as the story goes. This was my second year living in this city...

I was encouraged to call touches at my tower. I felt at that time when the feminist movement was on...

I am concerned that we are missing opportunities to encourage ringers with non-Anglo backgrounds. This is based on their representation...

I want to acknowledge the many ringers (male and female) who have encouraged me to develop my skills as a...

If you notice bias you can, and should, take steps to counter it.

For example, in the context of bias...

At our annual association festival one year I realised that  the quarter-peal bands, arranged by the organisers, typically had only...

Running practices in the 1990s I realised that when a visiting male/female couple came into the tower I would ask...

I learnt to ring in the 1980.  I attended an all girls school (not sure if that is significant) and...

I did not ring much for years after I had children because our family schedule, ringing room layouts, and child...