bit.listserv.y-rights or soc.rights.youth <–preferred
I am requesting discussion on placing the list Y-RIGHTS@SJUVM on
bit.listserv.y-rights or soc.rights.youth. I would prefer
soc.rights.youth, but there may be a political thing that has
Bitnet LISTSERV groups be on bit.listserv.
Here is a description of the list, recently sent to NEW-LIST@NDSUVM1:
[note, the list has been in existance at ch…@hamp.hampshire.edu
for two months now. What was posted to New-List was an address
Y-RIGHTS@SJUVM “Discussion on the Rights of Kids and Teenagers”
As the title suggests, this list is on the Discussion of the
Rights of Kids and Teenagers (called Y-Rights for “Youth Rights”,
or “Youngster’s Rights” or “Why Rights?”… whichever strikes
your fancy ).
It’s a very open list, and everyone is welcome to participate
on it, whether you are a teacher, a professional, a student, or
a kid or teenager yourself.
What do I mean when I say “Children’s Rights”? Well, I don’t
necessarily mean the rights for adults to “protect” children,
because that “right” seems to be misused and misguided to ends
that are, oftentimes, tragic, even with the ‘best’ intentions.
That, of course, is open for discussion on this list, and I’m
certain that it will come up at some point.
In my ever changing view of rights for those under the `age of
majority’ (which is 18 or 21 in the United States, depending on
how you view it, and different in other countries), I am looking
more for changes in our judicial system, educational system, and
our society, as a whole, to view youth as Human Beings first and
foremost, before concerning themselves with the `correct manners
to treat, mold and shape a child’, as if s/he is just a ball of
clay, and not a human being.
So, with that, I welcome you. Come to talk, or come to listen.
Speak up anytime, even if just to say “Hi, I’m still here….”
To add yourself to the list, send an Interactive Message (BITNET) or a
Mail message (any system) to LISTSERV@SJUVM with a single line:
SUB Y-RIGHTS Firstname Lastname
This particular LISTSERV takes a minimum of two names, but it can take
three, four or more (for example, “J. P. Zelder Hoghorn III” is acceptable.
“John” will not work).
For more information on the list, contact the Listowner
(KU…@Hamp.Hampshire.Edu) or join the list and find out yourself!
Also, there will soon be a Weekly Digest form of the list. The Digest
will be an AFD (Automatic File Distribution) of the weekly Log, and
will therefore not conform to RFC 1153 or RFC 934. I will post to
New-List when the Digest Set-up is completed. –Ken
Thank You. -Ken