Thursday, June 01, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence #1

Welcome to the June 1, 2006 edition of the carnival against sexual violence. Thank you to everyone who nominated a post or who wrote a post against sexual violence whether it was nominated/selected or not.

Note: nominations that came in after the deadline will be considered for the second edition which comes out on July 1.

So here they are:

personal stories

Why I Believe Her posted at And I Wasted All That Birth Control relates a personal story of not being believed.

Woman-Only Commuter Coaches: Yes! posted at Women's Space/The Margins relates some of the problems that led to this movement and why we shouldn't automatically dismiss this option as discriminatory.

A Personal Story About Rape posted at It's All Connected provides a view of the rape culture from a perspective that isn't often discussed.

My Time in Jail... posted at My Music Highway Shayna said, "I just hope that my story can help others."

Miz BoheMia's Rhapsody posted at Miz BoheMia tells the story of her sister's rape and how even a 12-year-old girl gets blamed.

creative expression

::o h m a n a r c h y:: posted at Dispastica.

Take a Stand, Raise Your Hand! posted at Survivors Can Thrive! Marj says, "I don't know the statistics of other countries, but in the US--where one in three girls will be sexually assaulted before she turns 18--we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye and stay silent about sexual violence."

media watch

Experts answer: What Does DNA Evidence Prove? posted at Alas, a blog provides answers from several DNA experts to several questions related to how to interpret statements made in the media about DNA testing.

raising awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month posted at Midnight Bridges and time to remember all the stories that never make the news.

Stop Ignoring Rape posted at Young People For discusses the reality of rape on campus and how college leadership's desire to look safe can hide the problem of sexual violence against students.

Black Girls Don't Get Raped or Exploited posted at Siditty about the different perception we have about rape victims based on their race.

well that was depressing... posted at sinister girl discusses a sex trafficking documentary and other subjects that people often avoid because they are depressing.

Hitting a Wall: how not to start a men's group posted at Alimentos que curan: Untangle your lullabies, give up being boss An interesting record of a chat about the problems of starting pro-feminist men's groups. The section that relates directly to sexual violence begins with: "There was a lot of defending what I thought were clearly undefendable actions ..."


Triggers & Speaking Up posted at le lyons is an excellent post about an often forgotten problem created by rape.


The Shit Hits The Fan In Houston posted at Granny Gets A Vibrator for those who want to add new self-defense skills.

when questions are the wrong things to ask posted at Sly Civilian provides an analysis of language for would be allies.


Ass slapper actually faces consequences! posted at Biting Beaver provides a story where a repeat offender finally offends against a credible witness.

The Handyman and The Babysitter posted at Sage tells two stories that raise issues connecting sexual abuse of children and cultural relativism.

Minnesota Nice human trafficking posted at abyss2hope provides advice for those who think prostitution is a victim-less crime.

That concludes the 1st edition of the carnival against sexual violence. Thank you for taking the time to visit this carnival. I truly believe that collectively we can make progress in the fight against sexual violence and put the blame where it belongs on those who commit sexual violence and on those who enable sexual violence by minimizing its impact on victims.

Please submit blog articles to the next edition of carnival against sexual violence using our carnival submission form. Links to this and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

The 2nd edition will be hosted here on July 1.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 9:11 AM   9 comments links to this post


At June 01, 2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

This looks FANTASTIC! I haven't been this excited about raising awareness in a while. Thanks for re-kindling that for me. I've just started reading the posts--some good stuff here! I'm gonna go put a link up to this carnival on my blog. Thanks again, Marcella!

At June 01, 2006 3:11 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
Sorry I missed the deadline, I would like to add my story, I had a dentist appointment long story!! Maybe next deadline!
Great post, linked it so everyone can stop the violence.
Wonderful, great idea, thank you for letting me be apart of it! THE CARNIVAL AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE!! Let's stop the violence!!

At June 01, 2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Day by Day said...

This is a wonderful thing you are doing... thank you!

At June 01, 2006 10:36 PM, Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

This is a great conglomerate of posts. I have read a few and hope to get through more over the next few days. Thanks.

At June 02, 2006 11:25 AM, Blogger ms. jared said...

hey marcella,

thanks so much for including me in this. i thinks it's a fantastic carnival!

xoxo, jared

At June 02, 2006 11:47 PM, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I stumbled upon my inclusion through my sitemeter stats... I am quite flattered and honored to have been included... thank you!

All I can say is I look forward to the day where we don't need to campaign against such things...

At June 06, 2006 9:55 AM, Blogger IrrationalPoint said...

Thanks for putting this together -- great stuff! Will write something for the next one. Is this carnival to move from host to host, or will it "live" here?


At June 06, 2006 12:16 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

For now this carnival will live here.

At July 04, 2007 11:18 AM, Anonymous Rosie said...

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.


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