Resolved: 52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles
I’ve been mentally searching for what direction Vagilantes.com might take in 2013. My answer, as simple as it seems, came from a WordPress.com sampling of blogs that are based on weekly or daily posts.
The structure of 52 things creates a challenging, yet feasible goal for each week. I accept! And so, 52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles will be shared with the world, beginning with the new year. I’m excited about the discoveries and progress we will make together.
Big Change in Attitude–
This theme signals a big change in the way I write about child sexual abuse. Of course, I’ve though about this issue a lot and written the novel Vagilantes about vengeance – a common visceral response to sexual exploitation of the innocent.
The burden of facing, solving, this gigantic problem of CSA has been more than I can fathom. Which way to go? What to do? Haven’t I done enough, already?
Why can’t Vagilantes just be a snarky little blog where our hatred can rise to the surface? Must it also try to provide real answers to stopping pedophiles?
Don’t Ask, If You Don’t Want to Know–
Yes, I had to face my fears. It’s not enough to only scream about this injustice. Nor will it be enough for you to just read a novel and a monthly post, then wag your finger at the bad guys.
This is the year. This is the time to take advantage of child sexual abuse awareness in our everyday news. It’s time to stop running away from the ugliness, turn around and push harder against a system of secrecy. Protecting pedophiles from public shame is no longer an acceptable option.
Together, we will change our world–
Come along with me as we fling open the doors of possibility. We’ll meet lots of bad guys along the way, but we’ll also meet activists with cutting-edge solutions to an ancient failure in our communities.
I’m riding an inspiration high right now. The ideas are flowing. I’m expecting progress…perhaps difficult to track but still powerful.
What do you think? Can you suggest one of the 52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles? Maybe you only have questions – let’s explore them. I hope to hear from you in the new year.
The image above is a link to other bloggers who are posting their New Year Resolutions with Meg Waite Clayton.