Recently I posted my take on honor killings and torture porn, inspired by the murder of Dua Khalil and writer/filmmaker Joss Whedon's reaction to it. Before that, I had posted in my quote section a paragraph from his article:
All I ask is this: Do something. Try something. Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check, a strongly worded e-mail. Pick a cause – there are few unworthy ones. And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action. Once a month, once a year, or just once.... Even just learning enough about a subject so you can speak against an opponent eloquently makes you an unusual personage. Start with that. Any one of you would have cried out, would have intervened, had you been in that crowd in Bashiqa. Well thanks to digital technology, you’re all in it now.
His plea for action has in turn inspired a group of writers and like-minded people. Enter Nothing But Red, an anthology of essays, fiction, and artwork that will be published via Lulu and in digital format. All proceeds will go to charity. They're currently accepting submissions, as well as looking for volunteers to help support the book and spread the word.
If this is a cause you're into - visit, sumbit, volunteer, link, blog. It doesn't take much to help.