Wednesday, November 07, 2007

article 1

Originally uploaded by electron.
She was born free and equal in dignity and rights.

So were you.

Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Only 34 shopping days left until International Human Rights Day on December 10th.


mrtn said...

I just received a copy of the Ishay "Human Rights Reader" (Routledge) from today. Can't wait to read it. It's useful to remember the fundamentals every now and again. I used to do volunteer work for Amnesty International when I was in high school. Maybe I should start doing that again.

The hijab is a very touchy subject in Norway these days. There are a lot of sudden feminists here now. You know: people who are outraged -outraged! - at the outrageousness of what these poor Moslem women are subjected to, and want to make the hijab illegal. You know: to protect democracy. Me? I detect the aroma of rat, and I don't mean Mikkel.

suttonhoo said...

yeah -- I probably should have been careful about kicking this series off with such a politically charged image -- but hell, what's done is done. ;)

mrtn said...

Well, she's got her rights either way. That's easy to forget in all the hubbub.

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