The UN adopted its international standard for human rights in 1948. Let’s walk through the first ten articles of it now. Since December 10, 1948, the UDHR has inspired over 70 treaties that support human rights. Now we’ll go over what these rights mean. While you’re reading these rights, think …
Author: Jennifer Liles MSW, LCSW
Jennifer Liles is the owner and webmistress for Jenni's Space and Responsive Mental Health Services LLC. She is dedicated to mental health and human rights for freaks, geeks, and queer folk. She uses the Jenni's Space label for places where she combines education about, advocacy for, and celebration of mental health and human rights. This information is primarily for neurodiverse people, people with mental health issues, people who are on the queer spectrum, disabled people, and Black and Indigenous and other people of color. There are also discussions for privileged people about privilege and how it intersects with human rights work.
I spent a lot of time over the last week with the saying “You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm”. I built some cool memes to share around, and I then created a bunch of stuff for my stores on Etsy and this website. And of course, that led to me thinking about the saying a lot.
We need to stop calling the police a profession until they become one. There are certain basic standards that professions require. Unfortunately, current US police work doesn’t qualify.