Thursday, July 8, 2010

Theme of the Month: After The Attack

That's right. Here at Not Another Wave, we are back to doing a theme of the month. Inspired by the recent controversy over Mel Gibson's alleged abused and by the horrific assault that took place in Provo, Utah recently, Not Another Wave is welcoming posts that discuss the after effects of abuse and attacks.

We're specifically interested in discussing how to respond after violence has taken place and in debating the pro's and con's of the concepts of "Victimhood" versus "Survivorhood." We're also interested in discussing responsibility. How do we hold perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions, while also facing the responsibility of forgiving violence enough to move forward with our own lives?

We'll start off with a post from a brand new contributor, who will discuss the value of moving away from a feeling of helplessness by taking actions to protect oneself. Her post will be up in the next few days, and then we'll have posts from at least another few authors.

In the meantime, please, please, please, please contact Erica or Emily (via comment on this post, or via private email) if you have any questions or if you'd like to contribute a post.

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