As we approach what for many of us is Independance Day, I was thinking about the power of words, either to inspire us or to demoralize us. This led me back to my response to The G Bitch Spot's comments on how often emotional and verbal abuse gets overlooked when we talk about child abuse.
Child abuse isn't the only area where we can overlook the damage words can have. Emotional and verbal abuse frequently occur around sexual abuse. This non-physical abuse can come from many sources including from the offender or from those who pass judgement on the victim or from the criminal justice system that is supposed to help victims get justice.
For the third edition of the carnival, I'd like to highlight posts about the power of words related to sexual violence and/or on the fight against sexual violence.
Other topics are still welcome.
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 deadline for 3nd edition is Wednesday, July 12 at 11 pm and it will be hosted here on July 15.
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