Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence #4

Welcome to the August 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.

So here's 4th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In Behind Closed Doors: Part One and Behind Closed Doors: Part Two posted at Teardrops on Roses, we see the complicated mix of emotions and pressures that contribute to women not speaking up or walking away at the first signs of danger.

creative expression

In The Cecelia Project posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about a project that in conjunction with the SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) and VOTF (Voice of the Faithful), will compile and distribute the musical artistry of victims - inspired by their abuse experiences.

In Life Challenges: Healing Mind and Spirit posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about Life Challenges run by The CyberCenter for Living Creatively, a non-profit resource center originated to offer people inspiration, support and hope while they face challenges, crises, change, unexpected events, obstacles and turning points in their lives.

media watch

In Hate Crime in S.C. posted at Stephanie's Journal, we get a story of alleged rapists who were motivated by racial hatred and talked about killing their victims. Since there was reportedly more than one incident before the alleged rapists were arrested, it also raises questions about whether the last attack could have been prevented.

In Should racially-motivated violent rapes be national news? posted at Professor Kim, we get a discussion of what makes a crime or series of crimes worthy of national attention.

raising awareness

In A very real fear posted at Spanblather, we get a discussion of about the right women have to be concerned that their child or the children they influence might harm others.

In Please tell them..... posted at For What it's Worth, we get a reminder of why we should talk to our children about rape so they will know they can talk to you if they become a victim.

In Rape # 1 - shame on the rapist. Rape # 2 - shame on the emergency room posted at Sadly Normal, we get a story about what trauma is created when an ER doesn't deal with rape victims appropriately.

In Not Even a Little Funny posted at I am that survivor, we are shown clearly why some so-called jokes reflect dangerous attitudes that shouldn't be minimized.

In Surviving Stalking posted at Dr. Deborah Serani, we get information on how to reduce stalking and how to move through the experience should you find yourself stalked.

In MCSR Intern's Perspective Part II. (MCSR Strength Training July 21-23) posted at Masculinities in Media, we get insight on the work being done by men to prevent violence against women. In an earlier post, MCSR Intern's Perspective, we see the challenges that same intern at Men Can Stop Rape faced when he looked at his habits and beliefs from a fresh perspective.


In 139. Categories of misogyny posted at Judging Crimes, we get examples of some of the biases that have impacted criminal justice cases over the last century.

In Oregon rape case: an unsatisfactory resoluton posted at Preemptive Karma, we see what is a very troubling case since it looks like the decision to see her as a liar was based on the stereotype that all rape victims shower as soon as possible after being raped.

In Air Force Sr. Master Sgt. Convicted, Sentenced, and a Few Thoughts About Justice posted at Women's Space/The Margins, we get a discussion about the unequal punishments that are given out based on factors besides the severity of the crime or violation of rules.

In The sexism of violence posted at Feminist Toronto, we get a discussion of the book, The Story of Jane Doe, about one of the victims of a serial rapist in Toronto during the mid-1980s and her interactions with the law enforcement system.

In Lamar Owens Walks posted at Doc Amster, we get a reminder of why, especially in the military, that calling violations of rules or laws "a mistake" shouldn't be excused as if they are nothing.

In behind the accusation of sexism against those who fight violence against women posted at abyss2hope, I discuss what interactions lead to some men's assumption that rape advocates don't care about male victims.

That concludes the 4th edition of the carnival against sexual violence. Thank you for taking the time to visit this carnival and thank you to the authors of all the posts included in this edition. Together we can make a difference.

The next submission deadline is Saturday, Aug. 12 at 11 pm. The 5th edition will be out on Aug. 15.

All posts related to sexual violence are welcome, but for the 5th edition I particularly want posts related to what messages prevention advice given to women sends to potential perpetrators and how to avoid victim blaming when talking about rape prevention.

To nominate a post (your own or someone else's) to the next edition of carnival against sexual violence, use our carnival submission form.

Links to everything related to the carnival can be found on the new blog dedicated to this carnival, http://carnivalagainstsexualviolence.blogspot.com/

If anyone has suggestions for future editions of this carnival, let me know.

Marcella Chester

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:01 AM   4 comments links to this post


At August 01, 2006 12:38 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
Wonderful, it keeps getting better and more powerful each time! Good work, take care!

At August 01, 2006 3:58 AM, Blogger span said...

Thank you very much for the link, I wasn't previously aware of this Carnival but I think it is good and important work.
Kia kaha

At August 01, 2006 7:42 AM, Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Wonderful compilation of posts. Great job!

At August 03, 2006 10:02 PM, Anonymous Serena said...

Hi Marcella -

Thanks for including the link from UBUNTU, we really appreciate being included in this forum. Thank you also for doing this important work on an ongoing basis. Keep on!

- Serena (from UBUNTU)


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