Friday, September 15, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 7

Welcome to the Sept. 15, 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 7th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In Session Flashback ****possible triggers**** posted at Survivor of Rape and Incest, we get to see some of the struggles rape survivors face and also see that there are people who can help us through the pain.

In No-win situations (and the losers who make them) posted at A walk into the fire, we get a discussion about the assumptions people make about survivors who choose not to disclose their trauma and the assumptions people make when survivors do disclose.

In Dating/Intimacy After Rape posted at Raped, Lost & Alone, we get to see the impact rape has on interactions that those who have never been sexually assaulted take for granted.

In Moms for Modesty and My Own Experience posted at Just Me And My Guys, we get a discussion of an experience where lack of modesty had nothing to do with an attempted rape.

media watch

In Angry About Rape posted at The Angry Black Woman, we get a discussion about the way rape is used in the media and in stories and why the current practices need to stop.

In What George Bush Didn't Say About Guantanamo posted at No Quarter, we get a response to reports that interrogators working on behalf of the US threatened to rape and murder the family of at least one terrorist suspect if he didn't tell them what they wanted to hear.

In Violence Against Women -- Banned TV Ad posted at Tennessee Guerilla Women, we get a link to a public service ad that was banned.

In In Which We Debunk Yet Another Pro-Porn Argument posted at Biting Beaver, we get a discussion about how those who defend all porn try to make violent porn and violent movies or video games equivalent so if someone wants to ban violent porn they have to ban fictional depictions of violence.

In You Make Me Sick posted at Mad Sheila Musings, we get a discussion of plays that show the dynamics of violence against women and some men's automatic labeling of those plays as anti-male.

raising awareness

In Bronx D.A. v. Indefensible Sorry for the long ab... posted at Prosecutor Post-Script, we get a post by a former prosecutor on why she and a defense attorney would see the same issues so differently.

In More festival fun* posted at LonerGrrrl, we get a discussion and a questioning of the attitudes that make a rock festival with a sexual assault a success.

In Recalling Woodstock '99: Mustaine briefly comments on rapes + my own rambling about the issue. posted at Blessed Fearscapes, we get a discussion about safety and respect for others at concerts.

In where in which i lose all hope for humanity once more... posted at sinister girl, we get a post that reminds us how far we still have to go in the effort to stop violence against girls and women and to change the attitudes that contribute to this problem.

In Patent Lawyer Goes to Town posted at Seeking Justice, we get a prosecutor's take on the case where a man fatally stabbed another man who he believed molested his daughter.

In Why Men Rape posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we get a discussion about the attitudes and beliefs that make men more likely to commit rape.

In "No right to be assumed harmless": more on men and suspicion posted at Hugo Schwyzer, we get a discussion of why good men shouldn't blame women for not instantly recognizing that they are good men.

In Sex & Relationships: The High Cost of Manliness posted at AlterNet, we get an article written by Robert Jensen which sparked discussion in the blogosphere.

In Jensen on the High Cost of Manliness, and the importance of role models posted at Hugo Schwyzer, we get a response to the AlterNet article linked above which deals with stereotypes that feed into rape.

In Why men's verbal sexual coercion is rape - not just unwanted sex posted at A Speakout on Male Sexual Violence, we get a discussion about a distinction many men use to excuse their sexual assaults.

In Please won't someone think of the gropers! posted at Pandagon, we get a discussion about how some people condemn a woman's harsh reaction to repeated sexual harrassment culminating in unwanted touching while letting the man who went too far off the hook for his pattern of behavior.


In Why Police Busts of Potential Online Child Molesters is Wrong posted at Supreme Narcissism, we get a discussion about what role law enforcement should have in the prevention campaigns and how our wish to prevent harm may not be as effective as we wish it could be and that some prevention strategies can harm the freedoms we hold dear or take resources away from dealing with the caseload of reported crimes.

In Ohio Sex Offender Proposal To Add Non-convicted Registry posted at Abyss2hope, I discuss the problems that a non-convicted sex offender list could create.

In England Bans Violent Porn posted at Feministe, we get a discussion about England's decision to expand the ban on violent porn from those who create porn to those who possess it.


In The following questions comes from Jon Katz, a cri... posted at Prosecutor Post-Script, we get a discussion which includes a former prosecutor's views on the legal definition of a sex crime vs. personal perception. Of particular note is the perception of sexual maturity (show me a sexually mature child and I'll show you a child who's been sexually abused, either physically or emotionally).

In Oops, the Victims Already Settled They Didn't Need this Evidence, Right? posted at Bring it On!, we get a discussion of the revelations made about the late Gonzaga University president who was involved with the sexual abuse of boys and young men in the 1960s.

That concludes the 7th 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. 28 at 11 pm. The 8th edition will be out on Oct. 1.

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 @ 10:41 AM   3 comments links to this post


At September 15, 2006 11:11 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
Great selection, thank you for your continued advocating against sexual violence. Take care

At September 18, 2006 3:23 PM, Blogger Therapy Doc said...

What a fabulous resource you have here. I'm linking to you! Keep up the good work, Linda

At September 26, 2006 8:52 PM, Blogger Redpiper said...

THIS is a full time job - great work!


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