Sunday, October 01, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 8

Welcome to the Oct. 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 8th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

media watch

In Quote of the day posted at Feministing, we get a quote from the book Manliness about what it takes for a woman to resist rape.

In Hannity echos Dr. Laura’s sentiments-blame it all on women posted at Crooks and Liars, we get a discussion on the habit of letting men off the hook for sexual misconduct.

In Meeting Maggie. posted at Feministing, we get a discussion of a special screening of the movie Sherrybaby hosted by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault and some troubling questions asked in the post-screening Q&A with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

In Politics and 'Date Rape' posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a reaction to the use of the term 'date rape' to describe a political situation.

In State Of The Qusan: Dog Getting Dogged posted at State of the Qusan, we get a discussion on Dog The Bounty Hunter's arrest for finding a rapist in Mexico and bringing him back to the US to face justice.

In Putting the Word Breasts in This Title Is a Cheap Ploy To Generate Traffic posted at Jon Swift, we learn that feminists' breasts should be judged differently than the breasts of non-feminists and we learn that a feminist's breasts can be hypocritical.

personal stories

In Witness Protection: New Start eludes rape victim! posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we learn about a witness protection program called New Identities for Victims of Abuse and the difficulty of living in limbo while waiting for the system to work and how the situation can cause a victim to withdraw from the program in order to get out of limbo.

In BATTERED WOMEN REVICTIMIZED BY SECRET GOVERNMENT PROTECTION posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get the story of a woman who was pressured into entering a witness protection program.

raising awareness

In Amazing Statement By Prosecutor In Dru Sjodin Rape/Murder Case posted at Abyss2hope, I discuss a statement which links the choice of punishment to victims risky/non-risky behavior.

In No Frills About It posted at Talk About It, we get a discussion about training for a college program dealing with sexual violence.

In Rules for women posted at Pinko Feminist Hellcat, we get a discussion about the double standard men have regarding a woman's appropriate response to unwanted contact from a straight male vs. a straight man's appropriate response to unwanted contact from another man.

In brave young women... posted at sinister girl, we hear of a story where a victim was able to take action which led to her rescue.

In Bringing out the MAN in woMAN. posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get a discussion of the line 'women lie about being raped' and how people who use that line want the police to treat reports of rape differently than they treat reports of other crimes where people may lie.

In The 'gay scare of 1957' posted at Pandagon, we get a discussion about efforts taken under the banner of protecting youth from gay men, which is all the more fascinating when you compare it to the lack of effort during that time to stop straight men from sexually exploiting any girl or woman.

In Men encouraged to take action against rape posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about a program that looks to get men to take responsibility for rape prevention.

In Lesbian Sexual Assault posted at Women of Color Blog, we get a report on an area of sexual assault that many people overlook. The comments provide additional insight.

In Redefining rape: Bush Style! posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about how the Bush deal would allow for sexually abusive tactics.

In DEVAW Must Be Included in Torture Bill posted at Thoughts of an Average Woman, we get a discussion on limited ban on rape in the current torture bill which could make some acts which are sex crimes in state and/or federal courts legal.

In Kastel Update! GOVERNMENT DOES NOT KNOW WHAT INMATES DO ARE HOW THEY DO IT? posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we learn about emails sent from a prisoner and the response from a government official.


In Therapy Docs, Other Docs, and Treating RAPE posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we get a post about what one therapist learned from using methods designed for other problems on a rape victim and from subsequent research.

In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind posted at Dr. Deborah Serani, we get a post that looks at the technological advances of "erasing" post traumatic memories.


In Letter for Victims to attend Hearings posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a post encouraging people to speak up about the importance of having victims be present at parole hearings.

In Musharraf Abandons Women posted at State of the Qusan, we get a post about Pakistan's abandonment of improvement of their rape laws.

In Nursing Shortage Just Part of the Heartbreak for Rape Victims posted at My Nursing Degree Online, we get a discussion about how to have sufficient numbers of nurses trained to properly collect forensic evidence.

In Patriarchy, 1; Teenage Girls, 0 posted at I Blame The Patriarchy, we get a discussion of how teen girls caught up in prostitution are treated by law enforcement and how men (pimps and johns) who exploit teenage girls are nearly invisible in stories about prostitution.

In Pushing the Pedophile Problem to Poor Neighborhood... posted at Prosecutor Post-Script, we get a discussion of one of the side effects of laws that limit where sex offenders can live.

That concludes the 8th 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 Thursday, Oct. 12 at 11 pm. The 9th edition will be out on Oct. 15 at Talk About It.

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 @ 12:25 PM   3 comments links to this post


At October 01, 2006 12:36 PM, Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Wow, fascinating entries in this carnival. Gonna go check out the new identity program one....


At October 01, 2006 9:34 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
Canadace wanted to thank you for posting her story, I personally letting you this means so much to the two of them and thank you for believing in the story. Putting it in the carnival will be a hugh help.
I will keep you posted with more to come about her journey.
Thank you Marcella for the kindness showned to this family during such a horrible experience.
Sincerely Holly Desimone of behalf of Canadace.

At October 01, 2006 9:35 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Wonderful carnival, it is growing and bringing awareness are so many levels. take care


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