Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 10

Welcome to the Nov. 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 10th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In Love Your Body posted at Talk About It, we learn of a teenager's struggles and the opportunity to build a positive connection.

In Portraits inspired by pain posted at Missing and Murdered Women, we get an article by Teresa Mallam from Free Press about Betty Kovacic's decision to begin a project in 2002 to paint the portraits of 50 missing and murdered women, most of whom were the victims of sex crimes. Unfortunately, since the beginning of the project more women have been listed as missing or murdered and they will be included in the exhibit.

media watch

In A special Media Matters for America report: debunking the Foley myth machine posted at Media Matters for America, we get a discussion about the merits of what politicians and their supporters are saying about who knew what and when about Mark Foley and what they did in response to what they knew.

In 60 Minutes (of Bullsh*t) posted at Dr. B.'s Blog - A blog of rhetorical activities and discussions, we get a discussion of the questions which weren't asked during the 60 Minutes interviews.

In Dom-Sub, Dominant-Submissive Relationships, More on Jason Fortuny's Prank posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we get a post that follows up on Jason Fortuny's Dom-Sub prank that exposed men who answered an ad from a "woman" looking for a sub-dom relationship. The theory on "Why Mr. Fortuny did it " is based on the frustration conveyed in therapy by victims who watched, as children, parents hurt one another either sexually, physically, or emotionally.

In Film leaves lasting impression posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, Five years after the release of Senorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman) the film is still having an impact on society. The documentary, by renowned filmmaker Lourdes Portillo, tells the story of the disappearance of more than 300 young women from Juarez, Mexico, dating back to 1993.

raising awareness

In Some More Noise: Blank Noise Project. Delhi posted at BLANK NOISE PROJECT, we get information about a project to raise awareness about street sexual harrassment.

In BRITAIN'S CHILDLINE STATS! posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we learn that in almost 4,500 calls to ChildLine youngsters reported they had been raped. The children who rang said the attacks had been carried out by someone they knew.

In on "victimless crimes" and other bullshit... posted at sinister girl, we get a discussion of the clustering of registered sex offenders in areas with high levels of prostitution and how that impacts others who live or work nearby.

In In the news - practising safety can harm your health posted at 2 B Sophora, we learn that fear of pedophiles can prevent children from being allowed outside where they can be active.

In Domestic Violence and the Bible Revisited posted at Atheist Revolution, we get a discussion of how religious beliefs can contribute to societal structures and hierarchies which in turn can contribute to domestic violence.

In Why Aren’t We Shocked? posted at Tennessee Guerilla Women, we get an article titled Dehumanized about the response to violence against girls and women.

In Drink. Feck. Drink. Rape. posted at Rachel from north London, we get a discussion on the contradiction between the message not to drink too much and the marketing designed to sell as many drinks as possible.

In Sex Trafficking in Women and Girls posted at Broken Bodies - Broken Dreams, we get information on what sex trafficking is and how it impacts victims.

In Teenage Sexual Harrassment - It's Bigger Than Mark Foley posted at Marc Lamont Hill, we get a discussion about how common it is for teens to be sexually harrassed on the job by older co-workers or bosses.

In Statistics Sheet: Sexual Assault posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get details on reported sex crimes in Canada broken down in various ways to show various aspects of this serious problem.

In Humiliating Others-Deliberate Abuse that Cuts Deep posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, the question comes up, Why would anyone deliberately want to humiliate anyone else, and yet that is precisely what drives sexual abuse in many cases. This post discusses the family dynamics and psychological underpinning of this behavior.

In Know About It posted at Talk About It, we get a discussion of the frequent link between eating disorders and sexual abuse.

In Busting The Regret Not Rape Myth posted at Abyss2hope, I discuss the deep flaws in the belief many people have that most date rapes are not real rapes.


In Ending Sexual Violence in part with Rape Victim Advocacy Program! posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we are reminded that there is no single solution to ending sexual violence. Work is needed on an individual level, in our relationships, community, and society. The road to ending sexual violence is long, but the hopeful part is that there ARE people doing this work.

In For new program, men key to rape prevention posted at Sadly Normal, we get a discussion of a college's program to get male college students involved in the prevention of rape.


(Update: the category title was whatever but the owner of a nominated post objected to that term and requested to be removed from the carnival. I complied and even though the whatever category has existed from the beginning of this carnival, I definitely see how it could be taken the wrong way. Because the raising awareness category has gotten so many more entries than other categories, I will be reviewing the list of categories before the next carnival edition comes out. My apologies to anyone who was offended.)

In Cops: Jonathan Edington’s Neighbor Did NOT Molest Daughter posted at Parents Behaving Badly, we get a discussion of the case where a man committed murder because he assumed the other man was a child molester and decided not to contact law enforcement.

In Man-haters posted at Pandagon, we get a discussion about how focusing on violence against women can be seen by some as man hating.

That concludes the 10th 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 Nov. 12 at 11 pm. The 11th edition will be out on Nov. 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 @ 12:03 AM   2 comments links to this post


At November 01, 2006 9:15 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Dear Marcella,
Congratulations on the 10th edition!! With words of pain, inspiration, love, care,in many of the stories/posts. Words of recovery, pain, joy, victory. Words that will bring awareness to the Carnival Against Sexual Violence. Thank you for including my posts in the 10th Edition!

Once again your advocating, personal awareness, strength, are empowering many women/men! Take care

At November 02, 2006 9:34 AM, Blogger Therapy Doc said...

Thanks Marcella, once again, an amazing source. Thanks for including me, Linda


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