Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 11

Welcome to the Nov. 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. Nominations that came in after Sunday night's deadline will be considered for the next edition of the carnival. 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 11th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In PAIN IN THE FACES BY LORI CULBERT VANCOUVER SUN ARTICLE! posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we learn about the artist Pamela Masik who is painting the portaits of 69 women who disappeared from Vancouver BC's downtown eastside since 1978 including the 26 that Port Coquitlam pig farmer Robert (Willy) Pickton is suspected of murdering.

In Has it Really Been Five Years?!? posted at Of a Public Defender's Life, we get insight into why it's important for all of us that all defendants' rights are represented competently and how sometimes that can help reduce crime.

creative expression

In my first beating....... remembering / feeling alone, blaming myself........ posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a poem about the pain of domestic abuse by Holly Desimone.

media watch

In FINDING DAWN SECOND SCREENING WITH NATIONAL FILM BOARD! posted at Missing and Murdered Women: Portraits inspired by Pain!, we learn about the first film in the history of the Amnesty International Film Festival that sold out in advance of the doors opening. This film by Metis filmmaker Christine Welsh, journeys into the dark heart of Native women's experience and also uncovers inspiring stories of strength, courage and resilience, as communities come together to stem the tide of violence.

In How To Become a Sexual Predator in Five Easy Lessons posted at Mind The Gap, we get a tongue in cheek article that highlight how some people can get away with being a predator because of who they are.


In Animal House posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of a recent hazing event which may have included sexual assault of pledges and how this type of hazing reinforces dangerous beliefs.


In Sexual consent in Maryland posted at Resonant Information, we get an analysis of what happened in the recent Maryland appellate court decision that resulted in affirmation of Maryland's refusal to acknowledge the existence of post-penetration rape.

In Withdrawn Consent and Line Drawing posted at Stone Court, we get an analysis of the Maryland ruling which disallows withdrawing consent after the beginning of sex and how the rationale for the decision goes back to a time when only the de-flowering mattered. The ruling may have a broader impact than the issues raised in the case being appealed.

In A Little Bit of Maryland Rape Law History posted at Sex Crimes, we get information on previous rulings which relate to the latest ruling.

In Female circumcision trial may be first in U.S. posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information on a practice the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that 168,000 girls and women in the U.S. had undergone or were at risk of being subjected to.

In Blaming Rape Victims posted at Austrolabe, we get a discussion about how the Australian Sheik's comments about rape victims compare to how defense attorney's treat rape victims.

In I Wish Jurors Knew....The WindyPundit recently b... and Proposed Jury InstructionMy last post proposed a... posted at Prosecutor Post-Script, we get a discussion of jury instructions and a follow up post which includes discussion of the difference between a defendant with no prior criminal convictions and a defendent with no prior criminal behavior and how a jury can confuse the two.

In Teaching Rape in a Criminal Law Class posted at Concurring Opinions, we get a discussion about how and when to teach about rape in law school.

In Another DNA Exoneration in Dallas posted at Injustice Anywhere . . ., we get a discussion about what types of investigative mistakes can lead to a wrongful conviction.

In False Guilty Pleas: DNA Clears Man in Carjacking Case posted at Bluhm Blog, we get a discussion of the first non-rape or murder case where DNA was used to exonerate a man. Since many people assume the problems that have been found in rape cases are unique to those types of crimes, this case is worth noting.


In RAPE TRAUMA posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information on a subject that can help rape survivors. Whether it was 10 days ago or 10 years ago, emotions and thoughts may seem overwhelming following a sexual assault. In learning the facts about rape and how to get help, women will discover that the symptoms they experience, while confusing, are to be expected given the trauma of such an attack.

raising awareness

In Sexual Violence in times of War posted at Broken Bodies - Broken Dreams, we get a discussion of a problem that many people ignore.

In A Note On Recent 'Scientific' Studies posted at Biting Beaver, we get a discussion of the methodology used to assert that online porn prevents rape.

In STAY AWAY FROM GIRLS GONE WILD posted at The Happy Feminist, we get a discussion of the tactics used to get GGW video including intentially giving alcohol to underage girls.

In Reports of sexual assault, rape increase since 2005 posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about the continuing problem of sexual assaults as reported by the Austin, Texas Police Dept. including the information that the number of rape reported more than doubled in the area including the University and parts of West Campus and downtown.

In Good Old Courts posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get insight into how court decisions impact police officers who respond to sex crimes.

In Ex-prostitute shares story posted at Missing and Murdered Women: Portraits inspired by Pain!, we learn about how a woman who is now a court diversion counsellor talked to students at Fleming College about the realities of prostitution so those who will interact with those in the sex trade will do so with real knowledge and not stereotypes and myths.


In blogs and pornography posted at change therapy, we get one blogger's proactive response to being spammed with porn.

In Facts for Survivors Who Choose to Press Charges in United States posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a series of questions and answers for survivors considering pressing charges.

In American University College of Law Hosts Sexual Violence in Prison Discussion with Author T.J. Parsell posted at CrimProf Blog, we get information on a panel discussion including information on some of the experts in the field of sexual violence in prison.


In Understanding Systematic Domestic Violence at Abyss2hope, I discuss the parallels between systemic abuse and the behavior seen in the 1971 Stanford prison experiment.

In Update: Kansas A.G. Kline Ousted, Had Obtained Abortion Records of Girls and Teenagers posted at Women's Space/The Margins, we get information about the attorney general race which impacted women's privacy and safety.

That concludes the 11th 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. 28 at 11 pm. The 12th edition will be out on Dec. 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 @ 12:02 AM   1 comments links to this post


At November 15, 2006 11:16 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Dear Marcella,
Thank you for posting my poem I remember that day! I hope someone today facing the same violence will have the courage to get out. Take care


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