Friday, June 15, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 25

Welcome to the June 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 25th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

personal stories

In It happened then, why is it still happening now? posted at Birthcycle, we get a frank discussion of the harm created by sexual harassment that is allowed to continue unchecked and how much of the advice meant to stop sexual harassment makes the victim feel responsible for being victimized.

creative expression

In when i think about it sometimes i hate you posted at kagablog: great art daily, we get a poem written to a mother who minimized the trauma of her daughter's rape.

In Swing, swing posted at My Soul's Phantasm, we get a short poem about what can happen at fraternity parties.


In above and beyond all this. posted at a cat and twenty., we get a discussion of crimes which express a hatred toward women and how entrenched the support for that hatred is.

In Men Can Stop Rape Invited to Speak on Capitol Hill to Discuss Poll Results Showing Men's Increasing Desire to End Violence posted at Masculinities in Media, we get information about a recent poll and the efforts of men dedicated to fighting violence against women.

In Where Did Men Learn That Sexual Predatory Behavior Is A-Ok? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss an old educational film Are You Popular? (New) which presents the message that enables many good boys to have no guilt over coercing or forcing not-so-good girls to have sex.

In invisible boundaries posted at 2 B Sophora, we get a discussion about the boundaries that are placed on women when it is their responsibility to prevent violence against themselves.


In Duke Rape Case Fall Out - the Power to change our Collective Narratives? posted at Luke Gilman's High on the Hog Blog, we get a discussion of how high profile cases can impact the narratives potential jurors compare the evidence to and how these narratives can result in puzzling inconsistencies in the verdicts of rape cases.

In Placing Blame Where It Belongs posted at The Thinkery, we get a discussion of victim blaming in rape cases to the point of effectively putting the victim on trial and how that contrasts to non-sexual crimes.

In Unfounded Claims Made Against Alleged Rape Victims In South Africa posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the conclusions which were made based on giving rape victims treatment to prevent HIV.

In Outrageous Treatment of Nashville Rape Victims posted at Women's Health News, we get a discussion about how all rape victims in Nashville (except Vanderbilt students seen at the University hospital) who get treatment at area hospitals can only get an evidentury exam at one local hospital.

In Womanizing police chief retained in Corpus Christi posted at South Texas Chisme, we get a discussion of the decision by a city manager to keep a police chief who was accused of rape by an ex-girlfriend.

In An Internet Harassment Case With A Depressing Twist posted at PrawfsBlawg, we get a discussion about the Allison Stokke case and what her father's position regarding what is happening to her contrasts to what he has said to rape victims in his role as a defense attorney.

In Attempt Murder/Rape Suspect Found Guilty in Nicaragua posted at LAPD Blog, we get information about a crime which happened in the US but which was tried in Nicaragua since that country doesn't extradite their citizens.

In Genarlow Wilson freed--but that doesn't make him a bookworm posted at The Last Plantation, we get a discussion of the problems created when calls to correct unjust sentences are based on boosting the likeability of the person convicted of a crime while ignoring the reality of the criminal's actions.

In Former Presbyterian Pastor Charged With Rape posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case where the alleged victims found strong support from within the church where the alleged abuse happened.

In Our Society has Failed Women posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the De Anza case and many of the disturbing comments made about this case.

In 'Vigilante' admits to assault; Man lured to beating after woman claimed to have been raped posted at Sex Offender Issues, we get a discussion of a case where a man who committed a premeditated assault against another man was sentenced to a month in jail and released for time served.

In City (Waukegan in suburban Chicago) refuses to pa... posted at Strange Justice, we get information about the false conviction of Alejandro Dominguez on rape charges which allegedly occurred because the identification process was unfairly suggestive of his guilt and because the investigator ignored significant differences between him and the victim's description of her attackers.

In FIERCE, violence against women of color, support posted at Women of Color Blog, we get a discussion of a case where a man harassed and then attacked a group of lesbian women, including pinning one woman and choking her, resulted in charges against the women, but not against the man and not against other men who interceded when they saw a woman being choked.

In Eugene, don't be daft posted at The Bull in Full, we get a discussion about resistance from a Durham city council member to a request by other council members that a representative from the Durham Crisis Response Center sit in on the lacrosse investigation panel.

media watch

In Elizabeth Foyster, "Marital Violence: An English Family History, 1660-1857" posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get information about a book which explores the role of marital violence in English history.

In Shame and Blame posted at Shakesville, we get a discussion about an article which blames girl's clothing choices for male teachers who cross the line into inappropriate behavior.

In Christian Prayer As Rape Prevention posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a chain email which reduced God to an omnipresent form of mace.

In On How We Keep Blaming Women For Rape posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the flaws in an article about women journalists who are raped while on the job.

raising awareness

In Flow of Consciousness posted at O'Doyle Rules, we get a discussion of the difficulty people have understanding the reality of sexual violence including a vivid scenario involving a baseball bat which shows the obvious flaws in dismissing the possibility of a real sexual assault when the victim began as a willing participant.

In What is sexual assault/sexual abuse? posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a discussion about the confusion victims can have about whether their experience is true sexual assault or sexual abuse and we get information to help clear up that confusion.

In Can We Stop Predators from Being Hired as Teachers? posted at Teacher Smackdown, we get links to information about what schools can and/or should do to screen the teachers they hire and to provide information about troubling behavior so other schools don't hire teachers who are likely to prey on students.

In Types of Rapist: posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information on the characteristics of some the different types of rapists.

In Young people are committing sex offense more! posted at Only Three Notes, we get a discussion of a recent study and the possible causes for the results of the study.

In Rape victim speaks out in new crisis posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article about the human costs of a proposed budget cut for a rape crisis program.

In Catholic Men's Group Cheers At Idea Of Forcing Rape Victims to Give Birth posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss how Sen. Brownback contradicts his statement that "rape is terrible" as he explained his anti-abortion stance.

In Profile of female sex offenders slowly emerges posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Tony Rizzo that looks at what is known about the differences and similarities between female sex offenders and male sex offenders.


In Reparations posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, we get a discussion of what reparations are in a therapy (vs. legal) situation and how having a perpetrator take full responsibility for harming another person can help the victim's recovery.

In Rape victim blames herself posted at Writhe Safely, we get a discussion of the harm that can be done when people try to correct a rape victim who expresses self-blame.


In Traditional Attitudes and Sexual assault posted at The Difference Blog, we get a discussion of a study which looked at the relationship between gender roles and sexual assault.

In Smith on Sexual Abuse & Slavery posted at Legal Theory Blog, we get information about a study by Brenda V. Smith (American University - Washington College of Law) titled Sexual Abuse of Women in United States Prisons: A Modern Corollary of Slavery.


In Rainbow Girl Stars in SEXY WAR Comic Book Fundraiser. posted at Team Rainbow, we learn about a comic books where all of the proceeds go to support Umoja Uasa Kenyan Women's Village, which is basically a shelter for women who have survived rape, domestic violence, and other forms of oppression.

In The rape resistance 'backpack' posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about a program which seeks to give women's efforts to protect themselves a more accurate label and keep the focus on true empowerment.

In Sexual Violence - resistance and reality posted at The F-Word Blog, we get a discussion of an effort to move away from using the term rape prevention when we are talking about helping people stay safe.

In How to teach your kids not to rape posted at Gatochy's Blog, we get a discussion of what mothers who have been raped should disclose to their sons, if anything, when trying to emphasize the right choice to make when stepping over the line is tempting.

That concludes this 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 June 28 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on July 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,

Also worth noting is that the first anniversary edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse is still open for nominations until June 19.

Marcella Chester

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:03 AM   9 comments links to this post


At June 15, 2007 4:54 AM, Anonymous Imaginif... said...

Thanks Marcella.

At June 15, 2007 8:41 AM, Anonymous Rachel said...

Thank you for including my post in this carnival. I hope it will encourage others to check into how their cities handle the forensic rape exam and advocate for better policies and availability.

At June 15, 2007 9:39 AM, Anonymous Melissa McEwan said...

Thank you for the inclusion, Marcella. Much obliged.

Excellent carnival.

At June 15, 2007 5:38 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Hi Marcella,
Thank you for including the blog in the carnival.
Take care Holly

At June 15, 2007 7:23 PM, Anonymous Differenceb Blog said...

Thanks for the mention, Marcella.

At June 16, 2007 3:28 AM, Anonymous Birthcycle said...

Thanks for including my post in the carnival. I wondered why I had a sudden jump on the visit counter!

At June 16, 2007 9:26 PM, Anonymous Cara said...

Thank you for putting the carnival together and for including my posts. This is a great thing you're doing, and I intend to keep coming back/submitting in the future.

At June 17, 2007 12:37 AM, Anonymous flawedplan said...

I'm having trouble posting a comment, so if it shows up 10 times sorry! Thanks for including my piece in the round-up.

At June 18, 2007 4:12 PM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

Thanks for the note about the first anniversary of the blog carnival against child abuse. I hope to get more active in your carnival again when I catch my breath after the anniversary. You continue to do great work I admire!


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