Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence #2

Welcome to the July 1, 2006 edition (posted a little early) 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 Sunday night deadline will be considered for the third edition which comes out on July 15.

So here's the 2nd edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

creative expression

In "I Hate Rape" posted at Brian aka humminbunny, Brian gives us a powerful poem that expresses what many people feel but can't find the words to say.

personal stories

In Pressing Charges posted at Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty, Maia talks about trying to decide when an incident should be reported to the police. In the follow up post Indecent Assault, she talks about her decision.

In Sensitive subject material. posted at, we are given a glimpse of how one sexual abuse survivor's experience impacts her parenting.

In Anniversary posted at The Conflicted Redhead, a rape survivor copes with the emotions that are raised when the anniverary of rape approaches.

raising awareness

In I believe that Clint Rickards, Bob Schollum and Brad Shipton are rapists posted at Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty, Maia shares what she can about the Louise Nicholas rape case without violating the suppression order on this case.

In "Soccer and Sex" posted at Brian aka humminbunny, he discusses the link between major sports events and sex trafficking/slavery along with possible abuses when fans are strip searched.

In tonne of date rape drug GHB seized posted at Rhetorically Speaking, the news of the seizure of a metric tonne of the "date rape" drug GHB - mostly headed for the clubbing scene - should draw attention to the increase in drug rape.

In A note on priestly betrayal and youth work posted at Men, women, homosociality and weight, this post highlights the need to not see all shows of affection as bad, but that acts of affection should be transparent not secret.

In Congressman Accuses Germany of "Complicity in Promoting Sex Trafficking" posted at Atlantic Review, provides different perspectives on how governments help or harm victims of sexual crimes with the laws they enact.

In If You Can't Ask For It, You Shouldn't Be Doing It posted at Mad Melancholic Feminista, the significance of the reluctance to ask for explicit permission is explored.

In Abuse in Relationships! posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, Holly provides a helpful article from Pamela Brewer MSW, Ph.D., LCSW-C. Her main page is worth visiting for more information on the work she did to bring her rapist to justice, including getting a segment on America's Most Wanted.

In Rape and credibility of rape survivors! posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a great source of information for rape survivors about the issues of rape cases before the courts and the credibility of everyone who files a charge.

In Rape woman's perspective posted at Biting Beaver, we get a perspective that should make us think twice about how such a personal experience is influenced by society's beliefs about rape. Even if you don't agree with all of the conclusions of this post, it's worth reading and considering carefully.

In Why Single Men Should Not Be Permitted to be Foster Parents posted at Women's Space/The Margins, we learn about a case where someone with a history of violence and drug abuse shouldn't have that history ignored simply because good people are willing to testify that he's a new man.

media watch

In Nyuck, nyuck… maybe she’ll get raped in jail! posted at Hell's Handmaiden, the use of joking about the possibility of a political opponent getting raped is challenged as the vile suggestion it is.

That concludes the 2nd edition of the carnival against sexual violence. Thank you for taking the time to visit this carnival. Together we can make a difference.

Because of the level of response to this carnival, I am switching from one edition per a month to twice a month beginning with the 3rd edition.

If you didn't find any posts on a specific topic you feel should have been included in this type of carnival, please nominate an existing blog article or write a post and nominate it 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 3nd edition will be hosted here on July 15. If anyone is interested in hosting a future edition of this carnival, let me know.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:02 AM   4 comments links to this post


At June 28, 2006 1:57 AM, Anonymous Joerg - Atlantic Review said...

Thank you for this excellent carnival round up and for including our post

"In Congressman Accuses Germany of "Complicity in Promoting Sex Trafficking" posted at Davids Medienkritik, provides different perspectives on how governments help or harm victims of sexual crimes with the laws they enact."

The name of our blog is Atlantic Review, not Davids Medienkritik. For some weird reason the Blogcarnival software submitted the wrong name. However, you already use the correct link.

At June 28, 2006 8:51 AM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Joerg, Thanks for the heads up. I corrected the blog name.

At June 28, 2006 2:20 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
I echo the same sentiments of Joerg,
excellent carnival round up again.
Great work done in awareness about abuse issues. Take care

At June 29, 2006 6:32 AM, Blogger brian said...

Thank you for posting my links and hosting this Carnival. I will be linking in my post on Friday, 30th. I hope my readers come here to follow up on all the stories.

Brian aka hummingbunny.


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