“My Rights Versus Yours”: What do you think of the blog name?

O.K. we’re still filling the gaps, gluing the final pieces in, and we’ve more or less settled on the paint colours. In fact, we’ve even brought along some of the furniture (i.e. content). Basically, this blog about Access to Medicines is more or less ready to roll.

However, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s been hastily put together, with only a minor inkling of thought devoted to what is arguably one of its most important features: that is, its name.

Just for some background, the name is actually from a New Pornographer’s song (and an excellent one at that), which you can see below. Go on: play it. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it (nevermind that the New Pornographers are Canadian and also have some serious street cred in the music scene).

Anyway, it’s a song that Mike Gretes and Andrew Gray (from UBC’s Universities Allied For Essential Medicines) came to see as an unofficial anthem of sorts for their work. You know – big pharma “rights”, versus the “rights” of those who need access to medicines.

Still, I’m curious as to what you think of the blog name. It would be handy to know if we’ve chosen a name that doesn’t really fit, or is inadvertently link to something unscrupulous. Maybe, you’ve got a better one? Plus, we need some comment action – makes us feel special when folks talk back, and we like feeling special.


4 responses to ““My Rights Versus Yours”: What do you think of the blog name?

  1. Seems a shame to give pharma corps. the title “right,” with all it’s moral connotations. It’s more like “Legal Rights versus Moral Rights.” But the song is indeed awesome.
    Looking forward to this blog!

  2. Not sure if this is useful, but I wandered over because of the intriguing name (didn’t know it was going to be about access to medicine stuff, but looks interesting)

  3. Yay! Comments! And two which have also nailed the prevailing “con” and “pro” associated with the current name.

  4. Dave,

    The name is ambiguous enough to catch people’s attention (like Kyle) but relevant enough that it makes sense once you get the context. I like it!!
    – Jody

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