29 April 2008

Listen to your Elders (and then dress them up, or down)

It's the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights* this year, an amazing document that Eleanor Roosevelt helped to write & get adopted. The Elders, a recently established group of, well, elder statespeople with several Nobel Peace laureates among them, have launched a campaign to get people worldwide to commit to the UDHR. Agree that "Every Human Has Rights", as their tagline goes? Then go sign up.

I'm not sure if I should be disturbed that the third hit on a Google Images search for "elders" is "white lace lingerie for elders" from pimp-my-sims.com. Who knew?

* interesting "plain English" version -- not superbly written, but thought-provoking, and possibly useful as a teaching tool.

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