Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Awareness Does Not Equal Action

Awareness is good, but can we do something besides candlelight vigils?

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." So we are treated to s succession of vigils and walks and anything to raise awareness (and to raise money for the victim industry).

A documentary film, an art exhibit and a march in high-heeled shoes are scheduled at UNC Charlotte.

Refuse to Be a VictimHow about a Domestic Violence self-defense class? Or a firearms safety class? Or any action besides singing "Give Peace a Chance" and burning beeswax candles.
This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
A few RTBAV classes could do more than all the bake sales in the world.

Awareness is a wonderful thing, but it is action that changes events.

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