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 14th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:
In City Offers Payment To Woman Falsely Accused Of Lying About Rape posted at Abyss2hope, we learn of the horrific experience of a rape victim who not only wasn't believed when she reported that a stranger had raped her, she was charged with a crime. Madison Wis. only offered her a settlment after the release of book about the case, Cry Rape: The True Story of One Woman's Harrowing Quest for Justiceby Bill Lueders.
In Sex Addictions posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we learn that therapists sometimes miss the boat on the best resources for survivors of sexual assault. This post about sex addictions makes the connection betwen having been sexually exploited and subsequently sexually addicted. It includes recommended resources above and beyond therapy.
In Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, we get information about these 2 related syndromes. The official difference is duration, but the expected duration mostly depends upon the type and severity of trauma the person lived through.
In Ode to the missing but not forgotten posted at Missing People, we get information about a song penned by famed poet Susan Musgrave and being sold to raise money to help troubled women such as Andrea Joesbury, a missing woman whom pig farmer Robert (Willy) Pickton has been accused of murdering.
In "Expendable Women" - Film Review: Señorita Extraviada posted at Blessed Fearscapes, we learn about a documentary about the rape-torture murders of girls and women of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
In Sadistic killer eyed in 1967 murders posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get insight into not only a sadistic killer, who is an excellent inmate, but insight into the way the Canadian criminal justice system has handled him.
In Prostitutes Group Suing Canada’s Federal Government For its Laws Against Prostitution posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about the debate over whether the legalization of prostitution would decrease the violent crimes committed against those in prostitution.
In All I got in my xmas hamper was a shitload of spam posted at A stormy blog, we get an analysis that shows out of one day's porn spam that rape is mentioned in 30 out of 31 messages and is the top word used to describe the product being advertised.
In Police fighting child porn brace for 2007 after a year of shocking firsts posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get an article by Mike Oliveira of the Canadian Press that highlights that many child pornographers are creating real-time child porn through webcams. The police not only have to find ways to stop predators from using technology to distribute child porn, they have to find ways to locate the source of those images and stop the ongoing abuse of anonymous children who are being exploited.
In NAMES posted at DEAD MEN DON'T RAPE, we get a discussion about attempts to appease men to show them that we don't hate all men when we speak out in opposition of men's violence against women and the behavior of men who look the other way as the men around them hurt girls and women.
In Rape is not a compliment. posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of the way rape is talked about and how some decide whether to believe alleged victims based on whether they would want to rape this girl or woman.
In Sketches express softer side of missing women posted at Missing People, we learn about a joint project of Wayne Leng, the founder of Missing People, and Todd Matthews, the founder of Project EDAN (Everybody Deserves A Name).
In Ellen Sekreta, "Sexual Harrassment, Misconduct, and the Atmopshere of the Laboratory: The Legal and Professional Challenges Faced by Women Physical Science Researchers at Educational Institutions" posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get an introduction to a paper on the continued existance of sexual harrassment in research laboratories.
In Why the arguments around defining prostitution are so offensively contrived. posted at Southern Discomfort, we get a discussion about why -- in the context of violence and human trafficking -- those in prostitution should not be labeled sex workers.
In IT’S TIME TO PROVIDE HELP TO MALE VICTIMS OF RAPE posted at Why Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get an article by Susan Estrich about the ways her experience of stranger rape decades earlier mirrors the experience of the young men who have been victims of the serial rapist in Texas.
In Judge Dierker At Work posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of a judge who made a highly charged ruling in a sexual harassment case and his response to complaints that he was clearly biased against women in his ruling.
In 41 Things, 12/21/06: Intuition, and the Gift of Personal Safety posted at Isis Kali's Lush Life, we get one person's thought process about how and why we stifle our natural warning bells in order to have a relationship. It gets at the roots of our conflict between what our egos have been taught, and what our intuition tells us is right.
I found the following post through the latest carnival against child abuse, but the advice it contains about using the word surprise for "good secrets" is so great, it's worth highlighting again: Sexual abuse: Secret Business Must End. posted at Child protection: serious business.
In Protect Kids from Sexual Predators. Use Correct Names for Private Parts. posted at Child protection: serious business., we get a discussion about how using cute names for body parts can leave children vulnerable.
In Vultures Who Hurt Future Rape Victims posted at Abyss2hope, I bust the myth that false claims of rape hurt future rape victims and show that it is those who attack alleged rape victims who scare rape victims away from reporting what happened to them.
In The Path is Made by Walking: Insight is Optional posted at Dragon Slayer, we get a discussion that illustrates that insights into what happened in the past aren't enough to change current behaviors or problems.
The next submission deadline is Jan. 12 at 11 pm. The 15th edition will be out on Jan. 12.
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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