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:
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.
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.
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In Withdrawn Consent and Line Drawing posted at Stone Court, we get an analysis of the Maryland ruling which disallows withdrawing consent after the beginning of sex and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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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, http://carnivalagainstsexualviolence.blogspot.com/
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