Thursday, February 01, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 16

Welcome to the Feb. 1, 2007 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. Something I saw for the first time was a comment suggesting that a post be nominated for the carnival. That's a great way of letting a blogger know you appreciated what they wrote and think it deserves to be highlighted.

Here are the selections for the 16th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

creative expression

In I promised her... posted at strongmedicine starts here, we get a poem by Chas about her experience of childhood abuse.

In Writing can be the salve that heals posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Tim Giago about how writing can help victims of abuse and trauma find strength.


In Behaviour that works posted at Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty, we get a discussion about the practice of not asking for consent because the person doesn't want to hear a negative response. Basically, boys and men who don't care if they have consent or not are seen as more "successful" by their male peers than boys and men who have sex only with someone who clearly wants to have sex with them.

In Integrity posted at Feministe, we get a discussion about the way sexual integrity is defined for Christian boys in terms of how other men will feel about their actions.

In Feminism and the ruination of sex posted at LongHairedWeirdo, we get a discussion about how certain anti-rape messages can be misinterpretted and scare boys and men away from acceptable and healthy behavior.


In Mental Health Articles: Rape Trauma Syndrome posted at HOLLY'S FIGHT TO STOP VIOLENCE, we learn about a behavioral approach to rape trauma treatment and get information about how RTS can be prevented if the victim gets effective professional help soon after the rape.

In FOR SURVIVORS: COPING WITH TRIGGERS posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information to help survivors figure out how to take care of and protect themselves when they get triggered.


In Odd Child Porn Case in Arizona posted at Sex Crimes, we learn about a case where a boy was charged with child porn possession after leaving his PC unprotected and who almost had to register as a sex offender.

In Quebec police cybercrime squad takes crimebusting into 21st century posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Nelson Wyatt about Frederick Gaudreau and other members of a team that deals with the worst the Internet has to offer.

In Another Unusual Sex Crime Makes National News posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion about how old laws still on the books in various states make unmarried couples living together sex criminals.

In Conference on Judicial Language: The Troubling Language of Rape: How Eroticism, Gender Myths, and Victim Blaming Affect Social and Legal Discourse posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get information about a March 24th event at the New England School of Law in Boston which seeks to change the language used to describe sexual assault so it respects the true nature of these types of crimes.

In LEGAL AMENDMENTS NLA agrees women can be jailed for rape! posted at HOLLY'S FIGHT TO STOP VIOLENCE, we learn about changes to Thailand's rape statutes.

In NY: Very important child rape case - conviction despite no dna/hymen written by Wendy Murphy, Esq. posted at Sadly Normal, we get information on a failed appeal that attempted to overturn a conviction on the basis that no DNA was found in via the rape kit.

In Mass. Crime Lab Administrator Suspended Over DNA Evidence Handling posted at Abyss2hope, we learn about problems which caused several cases with DNA matches to not be reported to law enforcement until the statute of limitations expired.

media watch

In JAPAN: Unease over Japanese Rape of Nanking film posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we learn about plans to produce a film marking the 70th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre. Tentatively called The Truth of Nanjing, the film will be directed by Satoru Mizushima, the head of a nationalist satellite TV channel.

In Fox News Analysts Have a Thirst for Justice . . . For Rich, White Defendants posted at Injustice Anywhere . . ., we get a discussion about the way Fox News treats different cases.

In Just Say No…No…No… posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion about an article that links abstinence-only education to creating rape-friendly environments, but then refuses to call someone a rapist who ignores another person's refusal to have sex.

In PLEASE READ, LISTEN, AND ACT!!!!! posted at Marc Lamont Hill, we get a discussion of a guest radio DJ who made offensive comments about an 8-year old girl raped at gunpoint. Also worth reading in the comments is the response from the radio station's management.

In “Not Innocent” posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of the different legal and social narratives being used by those who talk about the case against the Duke lacrosse players.

In Duke Hoax Fanatics Gone Wild posted at Abyss2hope, I discuss the feeding frenzy by those who "knew" the alleged victim was a liar the moment they heard why she was at the lacrosse house that night.

raising awareness

In This IS rape. posted at Anarchia, we get a discussion of reactions to a scenario used in rape prevention education and how many adults demonstrate that they don't understand the boundary between consensual and non-consensual sex.

In Offender: Sex predator notification law flawed posted at HOLLY'S FIGHT TO STOP VIOLENCE, we get information about where sex offender registries aren't protecting potential victims and where they are restricting sex offenders in ways that help nobody.

In EIGHT COMMON Myths ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE posted at Sadly Normal, we get an article that deals with beliefs which harm victims and survivors and allow perpetrators to pretend they are the real victims.

In HIV prevention and education initiatives are not reaching girls in Africa posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a report on the findings of a panel of experts at a Global Health Council forum.

In Rape Blindness posted at Abyss2hope, I discuss a common definition of rape that only recognizes obvious force and ignores most rapes between people who know each other.

In Journalist has witnessed this story before posted at Missing and Murdered Women, we get a story by Les MacPherson of The StarPhoenix that begins with: "When Warren Goulding follows the trial in Vancouver of alleged serial killer Robert Pickton, he remembers a Saskatoon case with disturbing similarities. What's even more disturbing is the likelihood of more such cases to come."


In And now the good news posted at I Blame The Patriarchy, we get a discussion of how a group of women responded to the news that a Girls Gone Wild film crew would be coming to a local bar and how they went from raising awareness of the company's exploitive tactics to seeing the event cancelled.

In Fone Zone Supports Abused Child Trust posted at Child protection: serious business., we learn about an Austrialian company which quietly supports the fight against child abuse.

In Abusive Relationships and Toxic Guilt posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a discussion about how a person's history of abuse can make red flag behaviors harder to see for what they are since they are familiar behaviors.

In THESE ARE NOT APOLOGIES posted at DEAD MEN DON'T RAPE, we get examples of phrases which on the surface look like apologies but which are not statements of true remorse.

In Bullies, bullying, and rape (part 1) posted at LongHairedWeirdo, we get a discussion about an approach to rape prevention which is based on a concept boys and men already understand.


In What we're really talking about posted at F-Words, we get a discussion about how the way we choose which rape victims to believe reflects on us and our assumptions about gender and power.

In No sex please, we're drunk: rape ancient and modern posted at A Don's Life, we get a discussion of attitudes about rape which begins with the topic of the UK proposal to allow juries to consider the alleged victim too drunk to give meaningful consent.

Finally, in Times when I really love my city posted at Feminists To The Rescue we have the horrific story of the rape victim in Tampa who was thrown in jail within hours of being raped last Saturday because of a previously unknown warrant and who didn't get a bail hearing until Monday after her attorney contacted the media. If that wasn't bad enough she was denied her scheduled second dose of emergency contraceptive. As an addendum we have a call to action related to this case: Tell Hillsborough County That Victimizing Victims Isn't Okay

That concludes the 16th 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 Feb. 12 at 11 pm. The 17th edition will be out on Feb. 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 blog dedicated to this carnival,

Marcella Chester

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:04 AM   2 comments links to this post


At February 01, 2007 1:05 AM, Blogger Holly said...

Hi Marcella,
Our voices are very strong, each and every post to the Carnival is speaking volumes against sexual violence. To all the contributors of this Carnival I personally thank you for educating me. Take care everyone
P.S. To strongmedicine, Chas your voice is being heard.
Sincerely Holly Desimone

At February 07, 2007 4:28 PM, Blogger Megan Bayliss said...

an excellent job. Well done and thank you.
Thanks also for including a link to my post. I hope that other companies exersize some corporate responsibility by recognizing and responding to the need of ending sexual violence.


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