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:
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.
::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."
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.
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.
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on July 1.
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