Sunday, July 01, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 26

Welcome to the July 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.

Here are the selections for the 26th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:


In Catching Rapists Can Protect More Than Women posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I highlight an case that shows why men shouldn't dismiss rape as a women's issue.

In Boys And Girls posted at The Thinkery, we get a discussion about the raising of sons and daughters and the risk that comes with equating manliness with high moral character.


In Sudan must rewrite rape laws to protect victims - RI posted at Sudan: The Passion of the Present, we get information about why current laws in the Sudan make prosecuting rape nearly impossible.

In a generic disbelief in the allegation of rape posted at rhetorically speaking.., we get a discussion of how some people are interpretting a report about the discrepancies in the ways in which accusations of rape are investigated and prosecuted.

In Horrible posted at Amanda Fritz's blog -, we get information about a report which reveals major problems in Portland Oregon's response to sexual assaults.

In Rape prosecution rates at all time low posted at Reclaim the Night Edinburgh, we learn that in some areas of the Scotland the prosecution rate is less than 1%.

In John Monday supports traumatizing child rape victims posted at PacoVilla's CCPOA blog, we get a discussion of the executive officer of California's reformed Board of Parole Hearings actions related to not using taped testimony of child victims at parole hearings.

In Washington State Rapists Can Be Free and Clear In One Year and One Day posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the discovery that in Washington state that the rape of someone 14 or older must be reported within one year for the crime to reach the current 10 year statute of limitations.

In Call for Greater Regulation of Police Interrogations posted at "In the News" by Karen Franklin, Ph.D., we get a discussion of the conviction of Khemwatie Bedessie, a day
care worker, on charges of raping and sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy with no physical evidence of sexual abuse and a confession which the defendant says was coerced.

In Why we need more explicit sex talk in courtrooms posted at Sex in the Public Square, we get a discussion about the case where the word rape was banned and how descriptions which are more explicit than sex or intercourse are needed to give the jury a more precise picture of what happened.

In SCREAMING posted at Sorting The Pieces, we get a very personal reaction to the judge in the UK who gave a defendant a light sentence because his 10 year old victim looked older.

In Rape victim fears 'honour' killing posted at International Campaign Against Honour Killings, we get information about a case in Australia where the victim now fears for her life even though her rapist was convicted.

In Ignorance, Tragedy, Or Cover-Up? Rape And Murder At Eastern Michigan University posted at History and Education: Past and Present, we get a discussion about a case where a student was brutally murdered and raped but her family and other students were initially told that she died of natural causes.

In HUBBY: CITY FAILED TO PROTECT MY WIFE posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about a lawsuit filed by the widower who assumed the man who had threatened his wife for reporting that he had raped her.

In Sexaul assaults on unconscious females posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about a case which has already resulted in 57 counts of rape against 7 victims and where the police have evidence which leads them to believe their are more victims.

In A Sad Coda to a Momentous Case posted at PrawfsBlawg, we get a discussion about the link between the victim of a recent murder/rape case and Ferguson v. City of Charleston which resulted in the overturning of a city law allowed drug testing of pregnant women and subsequent bedside arrests.

In Volleyball Coach Troy Michael Bernard Charged for Having Sex with a Teenage Student posted at Teacher Smackdown, we get a discussion of a case where a Minnesota teacher admitted to having sex with the student after the girl's mother found incriminating text messages.

media watch

In Media insult to Gansu child rape victims posted at Beijing Newspeak, we get information about the coverage of case where a teacher was sentenced to death for raping 18 of his female students.

In The Devil Came on Horseback posted at apophenia, we get information about a documentary that personalizes the impact of the violence in Darfur.

In The Rape Constituency posted at The Vanity Press, we get a discussion about a pattern of attacks against the blog Shakesville that coincide with posts by Melissa McEwan criticizing rape humor.

In Scottsboro and Duke posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of the major flaws in the WSJ's comparison of the Duke case to the Scottsboro Boys case.

In Feige on Nifong, Prosecutorial Misconduct & Attorney Discipline posted at PrawfsBlawg, we get a discussion of claims made in a Slate article written by ex-public defender David Feige.

In Discussing Hip Hop With Mr. J Medeiros posted at music news culture, we get an interview which shows that hip hop artists and lyrics can expose the problem of violence against girls and women.

In A book not banned...YET. posted at jmprince, we get a discussion of the reaction to a novel being included in some freshmen reading lists, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, which includes a date rape scene.

In Sexually Assaulting a Child is NOT Pedophilia posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a reminder that child rape is not committed by those who love children.

In Activists Seek to End Breast Ironing in Cameroon posted at Providentia, we get information about efforts to stop a harmful rape prevention practice.

In Kobe Bryant?s Bodyguard Patrick Graber, Tell-All Book About the Rape posted at Larry Brown Sports, we get information about a new book which goes behind the public image.

In It's About Interracial Sex Folks posted at Rachels Tavern, we get a discussion about why certain crimes become a prolonged media circus while others with equally dramatic elements only stay in the national spotlight for a very brief time.

personal stories

In The war is so obvously on posted at Ornamenting Away, we get to see the impact rape and lack of justice has had on one woman who has known 16 other girls and women who have sexually assaulted, beginning with her experience at 16 of comforting her best friend after rape. After all these violations, she is hoping that this time the first of those she knows will see justice done.

In PTSD III posted at A Birth Project, we get insight into what it's like to deal with being given up for adoption because your birth mother was raped.

In Migrating Themes posted at The River Beneath the River, we get one woman's reflections upon the elements of her sexual harassment while on active duty.

raising awareness

In A Mistake that Still Makes Me Cringe posted at A Mama's Rant, we get a discussion of how a mother almost sent her son to have chess lessons with a man who had been charged 7 months earlier with sexual assault against 2 of his students.

In Just The Facts About Online Youth Victimization posted at apophenia, we get information on a panel discussion about research which has been misinterpretted by many media outlets.

In Cheers can't drown out painful truths - Public brawl over rape allegations reminds us of the price women sometimes must pay for being heard posted at UBUNTU!, we get an article by Anne K. Ream about the fallout from the Duke case.

In Rwanda: What Sexual Violence Is (explicit language) posted at NoPornNorthampton, we get a discussion that contradicts pornographers who market sexual violence as a big joke or just "entertainment" or "art" and that those who don't agree should lighten up.

In BGCT's pretty package doesn't protect kids posted at Stop Baptist Predators, we get a discussion of the Baptist General Convention of Texas's recent announcement of how they will respond to reports of sexual abuse.


In PRISONERS OF THE 4TH COMMANDMENT posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion of the dark side of being told to love thy mother and father when one or both parents is abusive.


In Dating Violence, Sexual Assault Linked to Suicide Attempts in Teenagers posted at Providentia, we get information on a study which found that being a victim of sexual or dating violence can increase the risk of suicide.

In Discriminating fact from fiction in recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information on a study which looked at the rates at which abuse could be corroborated to see if recovered memories were less reliable than persistant memories.

In Child pornography offenses are a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia. (Author abstract) posted at Sadly Normal, we get information about important research into the linkage between child porn possession and child rape.

In New issue:Journal of Sexual Aggression 13(1) posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about a variety of articles related to sexual aggression and sexual offending.

In A personal construct theory approach to understanding extreme violence posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about a paper written by David Winter from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (UK).


In A Rape Survivor's 10 Commandments For Sex posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I use the Vatican's 10 commandments for driving as inspiration.

In Emergency Financial Assistance for Canadians Victims Abroad posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about an enhancement to help provided to Canadian crime victims.

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 July 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on July 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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