Monday, April 16, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 21

Welcome to the Apr. 16, 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.

Here are the selections for the 20th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

I want to start out by highlighting the Blog Against Sexual Violence Day Participant Links posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open. Please check out all the posts written for Blog Against Sexual Violence Day. I've added late entries so if you haven't looked at this post since the 5th go look at the new entries.

creative expression

In no escape posted at revolt in the desert, we get a powerful poem.


In Social Support After Rape and PTSD posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a study which shows a link between lack of social support after a sexual assault and increased symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.


In How not to be an asshole: a guide for men posted at Pandagon, we get a response to all those men who tell women to not let their emotions run rampant when it comes to discussion of topics such as sexual harassment, rape or death threats.

In Reading Between the (Head)lines posted at Fem Speak, we get a discussion of when headlines are gender neutral and when they highlight gender and how that relates to the sensationalism of certain stories.


In Jurors biased in sentencing decisions by the attractiveness of the defendant posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get a discussion of a study by Dr. Sandie Taylor and Megan Butcher of Bath Spa University which gave participants a mock transcript of a mugging case with a photo of the defendant attached. The only variation in the study was the photograph and those who looked more stereotypically criminal were more likely to be found guilty.

In WHEN A Sex Offender is Released posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a discussion of issues which are raised upon the release of a rapist at the end of his sentence (vs. parole) including the reduced level of support available to the released sex offender.

In Undoing Injustice: If there's no DNA, You'll Stay (in prison) posted at Lawyers, Guns and Money, we get a discussion about the issues of false convictions which are based on faulty witness testimony including a case where witnesses were allegedly coerced to identify a specific man and those who said it wasn't him weren't called to testify.

In Florida housing sex offenders under bridge posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about issues related to challenges of where to house released sex offenders.

In News Update (Good News!) posted at KitKat's Critique, we get information about prison rapists who are finally going to go on trial & about a coercive-at-social-events rapist who is finally in jail.

media watch

In Blaming the Victim posted at Providentia, we get some perspective on the history of blaming child victims of abuse as highlighted in the 19th century short story Madame Baptiste.

In Spineless bully-boys and the morons who love them posted at Pinko Feminist Hellcat, we get a discussion of reactions to comments about a proposed online code of conduct which dismissed the reality of death threats against bloggers.

In Take Violent Threats Seriously posted at Lawyers, Guns and Money, we get a discussion about how different people interpret violent threats made online.

raising awareness

In April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month posted at Dr. Deborah Serani, we get information about sexual assault awareness month.

In A New conversation about sex crimes posted at Sex Crimes, we get insight on our society's conflicted attitudes about sex from a licensed clinical social worker who began working with sexually abused children when child sex abuse was considered rare.

In Rape and Bullying, Part IV and Rape and bullying - further thoughts posted at LongHairedWeirdo, we get a continuation of a discussion meant to help those who don't understand rapes which aren't committed by a stranger who snatches victims off the street or who breaks in to homes to commit rape.

In Myths about sexual assault: STILL REPORT RAPE posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information which counters common myths about sexual assaults.

In The Hoover How to Recognize it and Move Forward... posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get information about how abusers manipulate their victims to try to get their victims under their control.

In Sex crimes: Perils of the Internet posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about the challenges that come to areas of the world where children are just beginning to get on the Internet.

In Parents Responsible for Child Abuse and Neglect posted at Child protection: serious business., we get information about a report on child abuse in Queensland, Australia.

In Hotline exposes more than 27,000 assaults on women in Morocco posted at HOLLY'S FIGHT TO STOP VIOLENCE, we get information about a country's efforts to improve it's response to this serious crime.

In Religious Beliefs Impact on Severity of Sex Crimes posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a study which looked at men who were incarcerated for sex crimes to see how religious belief or non-belief impacted the nature of the crimes.


In Delayed rape incident notification raises questions about LGNA's nonchalant attitude, DPD procedures posted at - Taking back our neighborhood!, we get a discussion about what information about crime reports is given to crime watch groups and the timeliness of that information.

The Duke case

In About the Duke case posted at LongHairedWeirdo, we get one man's thoughts on what may have happened in the lacrosse house and how that combined with the alleged victim's history and the way the police handled her while she was in custody could lead to what we know about this case.

In Does being not guilty mean that the accuser made a false accusation? posted at Westminster Wisdom, we get a discussion about the problem of calling for the prosecution of alleged victims after charges have been dropped against alleged rapists.

In About that Duke lacrosse thing posted at Feministe, we get a discussion about the case and about how people are using the dropping of the charges as an excuse to attack a woman who has been charged with no crime.

In Railroading Alleged Rapists Bad, Railroading Alleged Rape Victims Good posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the mismatch between the demand for legal proof of an alleged rape with the dismissal of the need for legal proof of an alleged false rape report.


In POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW? posted at The Happy Feminist, we get a discussion about the flaws in the assertion that women have incredible power because of their sexual desirability to men.

That concludes the 21st 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 Apr. 28 at 11 pm. The 22nd edition will be out on May 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 blog dedicated to this carnival,

Marcella Chester

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:05 AM   3 comments links to this post


At April 16, 2007 7:07 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Hi everyone who contributed to this Carnival,
Great job...
Marcella, excellent posts and awareness about sexual violence internationally.

Keep up the hard work in putting this Carnival together.

At April 17, 2007 7:43 PM, Blogger Megan Bayliss said...

Thanks for pulling this together. I would love to see this carnival become well patronised in terms of reader visits, comments and links.
Megan in Australia

At April 20, 2007 1:57 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Thanks, Marcella! Please contribute lots to the Carnival of Feminists over at my place (click my name). :-D


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