Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 23

Welcome to the May 15, 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 23rd edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In Intimate Intrusions: Interview with Professor Liz Kelly posted at Redemption Blues, we get an article containing an in-depth interview with Professor Liz Kelly of London Metropolitan University, one of the UK's foremost experts on rape and violence against women who believes in the importance of both ideas and action.

recovery

In Lies I've Believed About My Sexual Abuse #1 posted at Journeying Forward, we get insights into why a survivor created a false narrative when she first disclosed her abuse and how learning that compliance with an abuser was a method of defense rather than true compliance helped her understand the dynamics of what she experienced.

In The Insensitive and the Cringing posted at The Insensitive and the Cringing - Comments, we get a discussion which brings to light what a rape survivor feels when others use the word rape too casually.

creative expression

In Portrait and into the deep posted at My Soul's Phantasm, we get 2 powerful poems.

legal


In How Many Before It's Heeded? posted at Threat Assessment and Management, we get a discussion of a judge's comments about having no ignored anw who is blamed when someone doesn't accept no for an answer.

In Why Men Just Shouldn't Post About the Rape of Women posted at Cool Beans, we get a discussion of a paramedic in Portland who posted details of a rape he learned about through his work. He didn't break any laws but gave enough information about the case on his MySpace page so reporters were able to locate the rape survivor.

In New at SSRN - Interesting Take on Prison Rape posted at Sex Crimes, we get information about research into the impact of the state controlling prisoners sexual activities on prison rape and on improving decision making.

In Technology and the Prosecutor posted at Prosecutor Post-Script, we get a discussion about how something as simple as a digital camera can help with prosecutions and how often the budget doesn't allow for tools like this.

In Sex by Fraud posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of the Massachussets Supreme Court ruling dismissing the rape case where a man pretended to be his brother in order to have sex with his brother's girlfriend.

In Government provides additional help to victims of family violence and bullying posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about anti-violence efforts in Alberta including investing an additional $2.6 million to help the communities and organizations provide services.

In Not Guilty By Reason Of Brain Scan? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the defense in a brutal sexual assault case where no jury would buy the "it was consensual."

In 62 sex offenders can't be found posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we learn about the Memphis police department's efforts to find 62 registered sex offenders before they have to issue felony warrants against them for failing to comply with the registry rules.

media watch

In Assault Victim Causes HBO's Suffering posted at I'm sick of your insane demands., we get a discussion of how a news story focuses mostly on the impact charges will have on the man's life and his professional responsibilities.

In Rape Jokes About Condi Rice on Shock Jock Radio posted at Tennessee Guerilla Women, we get a discussion about employees of CBS radio called Opie and Anthony who made graphic references to raping Secretary of State Rice on satellite radio.

In Warning All Girls Online posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a PSA that in essense scolds girls for revealing too much and does nothing to change boys' and men's exploitive behavior.

In Judge a tree by its (strange) fruit posted at Undercover Black Man, we get a discussion of the fallout of an article which reinforces the myth that rapists are mostly black men and that white men rarely if ever rape black women.

raising awareness

In Waiting list underscores sexual assault centre's challenge posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we learn about efforts to improve the resources for sexual assault victims in Hamilton Ontario and accross the province.

In Sexual Assault Awareness Month posted at Threat Assessment and Management, we get reminders about harmful attitudes which increase the danger for all of us.

In Domestic violence and women with disabilities posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we learn that compared to women without disabilities, women with disabilities are more likely to experience violence and for more extended periods of time.

In More Third Wave Feminism and Rape posted at Give Me Ethos or Give Me Death!, we get a discussion about the rhetoric used to help women prevent rape.

In ‘Mills is a one-man destroyer of interracial outreach.’ posted at Undercover Black Man, we get a discussion of comments by Larry Auster, who wrote an article about black-on-white rape, when elements of his article were challenged.

In Rape has nothing to do with sex posted at I never leave the house without incident, we get a discussion of how many men have the misperception that most acts of sexual violence are an issue of supply and demand.

In Are Men By Nature Sexually Exploitative? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the beliefs behind the insistance that all rape prevention focus exclusively on helping girls and women avoid rape.

solutions

In Campaign against violence toward women and girls posted at Psychology and Crime News, we learn about a petition drive to make it clear to congress that it isn't just a few people who are serious about wanting to stop sexual violence.

In Increasing Honest Responding on Cognitive Distortions in Child Molesters: The Bogus Pipeline Revisited posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get a discussion of research done to see whether child molesters changed their answers on self-assessment questionaires when they thought they were hooked up to lie detectors.

In Profile of a Rapist, Stalker and/or Abuser posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information on troubling character traits which don't always lead to hurting others through rape, but which most rapists have to one level or another and which they display in small, often non-sexual ways. We also get information on a character trait which can make you vulnerable: wanting to believe so much that troubling character traits are dismissed or excused.

gender


In MODESTY BUSES IN ISRAEL UNDER FIRE FOR DISCRIMINA... posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion of issues raised when a woman was attacked after refusing to move to the back of the bus with the other women.

In The Plight of Muslim Wives in America posted at Freedom, we get a discussion of the stigma attached to women who try to leave their abusers and other related issues.

miscellany

In Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment posted at Psychology and Crime News, we learn about research into whether the volunteers for the Stanford experiment are representative of the general public or if they have traits which make them more likely to be abusive when give the role of guard.

In slings and arrows posted at Taking Steps, we get a discussion of how using terms like nutjob for someone who says something offensive absolves them of responsibility for their actions while insulting those with mental illnesses.Instead of using insulting labels, we get suggestions for how to use accuracy to address people we adamently disagree with.

In The Women Lie About Rape Mantra posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case where a woman was charged with perjury for a lie which supported a man accused of rape.

That concludes the 23rd 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 May 29 at 11 pm. The 24th edition will be out on June 1 and marks the first anniversary of the carnival.

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, http://carnivalagainstsexualviolence.blogspot.com/

Marcella Chester

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