Friday, December 01, 2006

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 12

Welcome to the Dec. 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. Nominations that came in after the nomination 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 12th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In HELP FIND JESSIE FOSTER MISSING IN VEGAS! posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a mother's plea for help finding her missing daughter. Those who cause women to go missing are counting on most of us to fail to notice or to care. (link changed during update of post)

In one plus two: breaking the girl posted at jen, we get insight into the dynamics of abuse that can leave the victim feeling isolated and alone even when she does have people she can reach out to.

In Updates: It has Been a Few Months posted at And gladly wolde (s)he lerne, we get insight into a situation where sexual boundaries were breached through actions that many people view as harmless. The other posts listed under 'about me' are also worth reading since they touch on issues such as victim blaming and the reluctance to tell people what is happening.

In Man-hating posted at Alas, a blog, we get a discussion of male violence within activist groups and the problems victims face if or when they speak up.

creative expression

In the way i found you posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a poem that expresses how when we advocate to stop the violence miracles can happen.

In Repost from MySpace Blog posted at Ugly Cat Speaks, we get 3 poems that speak to the pain many victims experience. The first one, Her Day In Court captures how a victim who testifies has to endure a second attack.


In Surviving Abuse posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a post written for those who have suffered extreme abuse and who are having a difficult time recovering from exploitive, soul-damaging situations.


In Misjudging Rape posted at incurable hippie's musings and rants, we get information about how women seeking political asylum because of rape in their home country are treated by immigration judges.

In HELLO SEXUAL OFFENDER/PREDATOR UNIT IN FLORDIA, Sex Offender Brian Kastel and Patz posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about a sex offender who sends emails to an anti-violence advocate.

In Glimpse Into Life of Sex Offender posted at Abyss2hope, we get a discussion of a comment that defends a sex offender whose parole was revoked.

In Statute of Limitations for Rape is FINALLY Eliminated posted at Over a Slice of CheeseCake..., we get a discussion about a change in New York state law.

In An ignorant afterthought posted at Valerian, we get a discussion of a recent settlement between the city of Madison, Wisconsin and an alleged rape victim over the way her 1997 case was handled. The question gets raised about whether a law firm should have been fired or if the law firm only did what it was hired to do.

media watch

In What do Borat, Sexual Assault, and Informed Consent Have in Common? posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we get a comparison between Mr. Baron Cohen's method of getting fraternity members to sign consent forms with Jason Fortuny's (maker of GGW videos) methods and a discussion of the implications of alcohol impairment, informed consent, and rape.

In Police study into "date rape" questionable posted at A stormy blog, we get a discussion about a study's conclusions about the role of drugs in rape and how data can be misused to further victim blaming.

In Good God posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a reaction to more advice saying that the way to prevent the rape of women under the infulence is to tell women to act more responsibly.

raising awareness

In STOP THE VIOLENCE posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a post that highlights the need for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

In "If I Did It" - A Study In Narcissism and Sociopathy posted at Dr. Deborah Serani, we get a call for people to not buy OJ Simpson's book "If I Did It." and we get a reminder that if enough people speak out against something they believe is wrong, change will happen.

In Let's just get one thing straight about rape... posted at 2 B Sophora, we get a discussion of a rape prevention video and how the scenario shown doesn't match some men's definition of rape.

In The Escalating Cycle of Domestic Abuse posted at Dragon Slayer's Guide to Life, we get a reminder about why it is important to not tune out the suffering of others just because we are busy or don't want to think about depressing subjects like abuse or murder. We also get a reminder that our actions can help show victims that we haven't turned our backs on them.

In A Comparison of Pimps and Batterers posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Evelina Giobbe that defines what makes someone a pimp and how pimps and batterers deliberately limit the girl or woman's options so she remains dependent and how both groups make leaving more dangerous than staying.

In Raped, violated, suicide posted at A stormy blog, we get a reaction to a rape victim's suicide which highlights why so many feminists don't silently tolerate those who attack or dismiss rape victims.

In Asha Katiya: bravery for the rest of us posted at Impedance mismatch over HTTP, we learn of an alleged rape victim in India who was burned alive by the man she accused of raping her after she refused to drop the charges.

In The Mission of Stop the Silence posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we learn about an organization that's dedicated to help in the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

In Sexual Assault and Harassment: Part 1 posted at Broken Bodies - Broken Dreams, we get a discussion about how rape myths reinforce male sexual violence and the acceptance or tolerance of the use of force against girls and women.

In No Frills About It posted at Talk About It, we learn about Take Back the Tech, a collective effort to fight violence against women by using information communication technologies (television, Internet, radio, etc.) to make a positive change.

In CRIME VICTIMS WEEK IN SOUTH AFRICA! posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we learn there was a 21.9% increase in the number of people reported missing between 2001 and 2004, with a total of 13,067 missing persons reported over this period, or nine people every day. Many of these could be victims of human trafficking, which has become a multi-million dollar industry.

In Perception Of Rape Victims Who Stay With Rapists posted at Abyss2hope, I talk about why I didn't break up with my boyfriend immediately after being raped.


In About Affection: Part 3 posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we see how fathers who are fearful that they may be perceived as sexually inappropriate with their daughters actually err on the side of being under-affectionate.

In Zoning Out Sexual Offenders posted at Concurring Opinions, we get a discussion about the restrictions being put on all registered sex offenders and whether those restrictions make us safer from sex offenders or not.

In How the criminal justice system works against us posted at Men Can Stop Rape, we get a discussion of how the push for the death penalty for sex crimes can support the denial of most forms of sexual violence.


In Book Review: One Out of Every Four posted at Blessed Fearscapes, we learn about the book written by Julie Roberts, a victim of date rape at age 19 whose rapist was sentenced to only 6 months in jail.

In Psychology of Law and Order. Interview with Dr. Deborah Serani posted at RDoctor Medical Portal, we get an interview that discusses a variety of issues including Dr. Serani's consulting work on Law and Order.

That concludes the 12th 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 Dec. 12 at 11 pm. The 13th edition will be out on Dec. 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 @ 12:02 AM   5 comments links to this post


At December 01, 2006 8:13 AM, Blogger Faith said...


Really great carnival this time.

Nice work.


At December 01, 2006 10:11 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Amazing Marcella,
The gift you have being an advocate and one talented lady in writing. Modest as ever also, take care
God Bless Holly Desimone
The Carnival is excellent, great job once again.

At December 01, 2006 1:37 PM, Anonymous colleen said...

Great carnival, as always! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it!

At December 01, 2006 2:55 PM, Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Great Job. I will put a link to the carnival on my blog.


At December 04, 2006 4:09 PM, Blogger The Speaker said...

Thank you for all you do.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

- jessieh


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