Friday, September 01, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 6

Welcome to the Sept. 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. If you support the purpose of the carnival, you can help get the word out about it and all of the posts included in the carnival.

Here are the selections for the 6th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In Firewalking posted at Biting Beaver, we are shown the lingering pain that makes some tasks too dangerous for survivors to even attempt.

In Share a Secret, Stop the Silence, Silence the Shame posted at Survivors Can Thrive!, we learn about a new blog created to help survivors by letting them break their silence and tell their truth. This post is also an "aftermath" story that talks about the mix of feelings that came when the only thing she thought she was good for--sexual abuse--ended.

creative expression

In Beautiful posted at The Raven's Realm, we get a poem for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.


In From Abuse to Happiness: Small Steps to Heal From PTSD posted at JewBuQuest: From Abuse to Happiness, we get 22 things people suffering from PTSD can do to help them get through the rough times.

In Recovering From Rape! posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get an article by Clare G. Holzman, Ph.D. that discusses the decisions rape victims must be make in the hours, days and months following rape.

In Acknowledging That You Were Sexually Abused posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Kali Munro, M. Ed., Psychotherapist about the process of acknowledgement and the reasons survivors resist doing so.

media watch

In Production Underway On "Cut" A Self-Harm Documentary posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information on a documentary being made by Wendy Schneider that will explore a behavior that is either unknown or misunderstood, compounding the pain and despair of those afflicted.

In Oh, now this is going to get all kinds of ugly, I can just sense it posted at Screaming Into The Void, we get a discussion on the news coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey case and various troubling reactions to that news coverage.

In Enough Already posted at Marc Lamont Hill, we get a discussion about how the JonBenet Ramsey case contrasts with so many other cases where the victim isn't seen as worthy of mention.

raising awareness

In Military recruiter wrongdoing and military criminal violations on the rise posted at Mother Jones, we get a post on the increase of complaints about the actions of military recruiters including harrassment. If recruiters are going after people with a history of personal violence, that impacts the safety of other soldiers and civilians.

In Don't Let The Citadel Fool You posted at Masculinities in Media, we get a look at rape prevention efforts aimed at the military and a review of our assumptions about rape and the military.

In Just Plain Nasty! posted at State of the Qusan, we get a post that should be read by everyone who says children always benefit from an adult man in their home.

In People Don't Pay Attention, Or Care Enough, Or Both posted at Red State Feminist, we get a post about the girl who was abducted when she was 10 and escaped from a known suspect 8 years later.

In Lies, damned lies and statistics: women just as violent as men? posted at Larvatus Prodeo, we get a discussion on the perception that women are just as violent as men in relationships.

In Is Rape A Form Of Legitimate Investigation? posted at Wash Park Prophet, we get a discussion of an immigration case with a ruling that calls rape an investigation tool.

In Why Muslim Honor Killings Why posted at Unwilling Self-Negation, we get a discussion about various factors that lead to this sort of crime and the conflicting attitudes about this issue.

In Anti-violence marchers take to Banff streets! posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a story that covers Banff's first ever Take Back The Night rally with Holly at the front of the pack.


In Know About It posted at Talk About It, we get a discussion on several articles about violence against women and what the church can do to help combat sexual violence.

In Resisting Self Defense posted at Finnegan's Wake-Up Call, we get a discussion about why men, even those serious about fighting sexual violence, can get tripped up by the idea of women taking self-defense classes.

In Baby blogging and internet paedophiles posted at Alas, a blog, we get a discussion about whether the advice to keep all pictures of babies off the Internet should be followed and whether following this advice makes a real difference in safety.

In Shame and Sex posted at Mad Melancholic Feminista, we get a discussion of the myth of the innocent 1950s and the realities that were kept secret.


In Rape victims should carry to term: Christian Medical Association posted at, we get a response to the opposition to Plan B because rapists might force it on rape victims to hide DNA evidence (baby).

In No Frills About It posted at Talk About It, we get a post that provides information about online privacy and Internet safety.

In Misfocusing on Minutiae - an Analogy posted at Screaming Into The Void, we get a discussion of the flaws in many people's attitudes toward rape prevention.

In that 'luck' thing posted at 2 B Sophora, we get a post on what message is sent when victims of sexual harrassment are told they are unlucky.

In Dallas Evidence Warehouse Sort of Falling Apart posted at Injustice Anywhere . . ., we get a public defender's response to a story about the problems in an criminal evidence warehouse.

Finally, in Porn Up Rape Down Or ... posted at Abyss2hope, I poke holes in the connections made in a study that attempts to link the increase in porn to a decrease in rape.

That concludes the 6th 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.

The next submission deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 11 pm. The 7th edition will be out on Sep. 15.

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,

Marcella Chester

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 10:56 AM   1 comments links to this post


At September 01, 2006 9:01 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

This is an amazing group Marcella, I truly admire your determination to bring this carnival to everyone who bloggers, media who do read it. The ladies/men in Banff also send a big thank you!
Take care


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