Saturday, September 01, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 30

Welcome to the Sept. 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 30th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

creative expression

In Abuse has Lifelong Consequences posted at Nightingale Rising, we get some general thoughts about recovering and a poem titled, Rejecting the Anti-Life.


In Discussions of manliness posted at LongHairedWeirdo, we get a response to checklists and "inherently" masculine choices.


In Great--now women are MRAs, too. posted at Moderately Insane, we get a discussion of the assertion that a 95% non-conviction rate in UK rape cases implies that most of those who report being raped are liars.

In Can't Get There From Here: Low Rape Convictions To High False Accusations posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the flaws in the logic used by those claim that most reports of rape are false.

In Student's "Consensual" Sex With Teacher Actionable Under Title IX posted at Title IX Blog, we get information about contradictory statements made in a ruling about a lawsuit related to sexual contact between a teacher and a minor student.

In So This Would Be "Compassionate Conservatism"? posted at The Cracked Crystal Ball II, we get a reaction to the question: "What kind of man allows himself to be sexually assaulted by another man?"

In Dr. John Johnson speaks on LaVena's death at VFP event posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get information about a family's concern that LaVena Johnson may have been the victim of a sexually-motivated murder and that her case is being ignored.

In Sexual Assault is second most common injury for Jamaican Women posted at The F-Word Blog, we get information about an Amnesty International report.

In Now Say You’re Sorry posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get a discussion about the sentence given to William Beebe who wrote a letter to his rape victim and who will be paroled soon.

In "Ohio court redefines the future for gays, lesbians" posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of an Ohio Supreme court ruling that made it clear that the anti-gay marriage amendment didn't strip away protection from unmarried heterosexual people who are victims of domestic abuse.

In Damned statistics: posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get a discussion about how the percentage of rape reports being prosecuted can go from 6.9% to 69% in one year.

In The consideration of active consent and decriminalisation posted at Hoyden About Town, we get a discussion about legislation which would require rape defendants to show they considered the issue of consent.

In Romeo and Juliet Offenses as Violent Felonies posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of how calling certain statutory rapes, "Romeo and Juliet" crimes is an attempt to re-brand all statutory rapes as consensual love matches.

In rape culture posted at gravity's rainbow, we get a discussion of a defense attorney who used an alleged rape victim's weight loss since the alleged crime as evidence that the sexual contact was consensual.

In Recent 'Disturbing' Clergy Sex Abuse & Cover Up Lawsuit Settled for $1.2 Million posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get information about .a recently settled case.

In Faulty eyewitness procedures threatened innocent Galveston man posted at Grits for Breakfast, we get a discussion about a case where the id process, which led the victim to recognize an innocent man, was contradicted by multiple pieces of evidence including lack of identifying tattoo, DNA mismatch and the fact that the defendant was working on an offshore oil rig at the time of the rape.

In Tulsa soldier says rape claim is being ignored posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a discussion about a case where a soldier stationed in England has gone public because she believes her report of rape is being ignored by the US military.

In it just goes on and on? posted at reSISTERance, we get information on several cases including one where the defendant confessed to sexual assaults on 13 children, over 24 occasions, over the past fifteen years and got 3 years community rehabilitation and no prison time.

In Canada - More sex: Abuser; Victims want no contact with you, says judge posted at Sadly Normal, we get information about a case of long-term sexual abuse where the abuser expressed desire to continue the relationship.

In Respiratory Therapist Sentenced For Molesting Young Patients posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case which highlights why victim blaming gets it so wrong.

In From my experience posted at Crisis Worker Diary, we get a discussion of the excuses being made for a NJ doctor who has been charged with sexually abusing patients.


In Gray Rape is Bullshit, and Saying You Were Raped is Brave posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of women's efforts to deny that all those who have been raped are real rape victims.

In Gray Mugging posted at ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES, we get a discussion of the absurdity of the concept of gray rape by taking this concept and applying it to mugging victims.

In Gray rape, yellow rape: On calling rape rape and not fearing so-called "victimhood," which I'm pretty sure some man made up to scare us. Serious. posted at Reverse Paranoia, we get a discussion of a Cosmo article and responses to that article.

In More on that awful Cosmo article... posted at The Mind of Genevieve, we get a discussion about how the article supported the idea that men who rape while intoxicated shouldn't be prosecuted.

In Cosmo renames rape - as not rape posted at The F-Word Blog, we get a discussion of the gray rape article and reactions to that article.

In Process posted at Sly Civilian, we get a discussion of the danger of countering someone else's minimizing of what is legally rape and alternative ways to make the same point.

In Wimpy Victims Of Gray Rape Responsible For All Rapes That Follow posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the reaction to the Cosmo article about gray rape.

media watch

In A book I couldn't finish (skip if you're feeling icky today) posted at vcmw, we get a discussion of Nathan McCall's "Makes Me Wanna Holler" and the way rape is minimized.

In Police complain about rape story posted at The Oregonian Editors, we get a press release from the Portland Oregon Police Bureau related to media coverage of a specific case and commentary about the contents of the press release.

In Stolen Innocence: The True-life Terror I Experienced as a Child posted at Reader Views, we get a review of a book written by Elaine Carole, a childhood sex abuse survivor.

In Well, those damned feminists should have been psychics! posted at Ginmar, we get a reaction to the idea that feminists who fought to strengthen sexual assault laws in the 1970s ignored "larger political considerations."

In Does "Superbad" Redeem Itself? posted at The view from here, we get a discussion of how this movie handles the issue of alcohol and sex. Warning: contains spoilers.

In Anonymous Gives Men A Bad Name posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss my impersonator on LiveJournal who took my profile and part of one of my posts so people would think the outrageous things he said were said by me.


In Rape/Incest & Adopted Child: Reasons to Tell posted at Adoptive Parenting Blog, we get a discussion about whether to tell an adopted child that they were the product of rape or abuse.

personal stories

In Tackling the Trust Issues posted at Graceful Street, we get a discussion of the shock and trauma that comes from being raped by someone you know who didn't seem capable of committing rape and we see how someone overcomes all the pressure to deny the reality of what happened.

In Take Back the Night 2007 posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get information about the 17th annual Scranton, Pennsylvania event and a first time experience of standing behind the mike and sharing her story.

In Victim Awareness. posted at writing evolution, we get a list created in 20 minutes of one woman's personal experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault to show how pervasive the problem is. We also get a call for others to do the same exercise to help people realize long lists aren't rare.

raising awareness

In Like Heels? Walk a Mile in Her Shoes posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get information about a series of men’s marches to help stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence.

In "Boys Will Be Boys"; the Justification for Rape posted at belleau-wood, we get a discussion about the way rape is so often excused not only by those who commit rape but by those who decide to respond to reports of rape in a way which lets the rapists and those around them know that most rapes are acceptable.

In Hilarious, the male animal defenders posted at The day to day, semi-normal life of a female Marine., we get a discussion of how most victim blaming slanders the majority of men by painting them as people who WILL rape if given the chance.

In Eisler: You Can't Measure Peacefulness Without Examining Violence Against Women and Children posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a discussion about the Global Peace Index and the fact that violence against women and children is not factored into the results.

In PHILIPPINE CONGRESS HOUSE RES. 124 posted at LABAN! Fight for Comfort Women, we get information about efforts to pass a resolution in the Philippine's that calls for Japan to apologize to the "comfort women" who were turned into sex slaves.

In 5.8 5.8 - all time low conviction rate posted at brand new feminist, we get a discussion about one woman's participation in a Purple Resistance protest over the low conviction rate of rapes in the UK.

In Incest May Be A Part Of My Life Series---Introduction posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, we get the beginning article in a series of articles which can all be found by clicking on the category: "Incest May Be A Part Of My Life Series" which highlights that survivors are no longer controlled by what they endured.

In Peer pressure, part 1 posted at Adolescent Sexuality Today with Karen Rayne, Ph.D., we get a discussion about how the attitudes of those around a teen can impact a teenager's sexual behavior.


In What is a Betrayal Trauma? posted at Donovan Shea Blog, we get a discussion of how if a person is betrayed by someone they need to continue interacting with despite the betrayal -- such as a child depends on a parent -- then they essentially need to act as if the betrayal never happened. This explains why certain victims need to be passive to survive and how that necessary coping mechanism can be exploited by others who claim passiveness equals consent.

In Responding to Children Who Have Experienced Trauma posted at Imaginif..., we get information about art-based programs to designed to help children.

In The Body Has a Mind of Its Own posted at The River Beneath the River, we get an exploration of how rape related PTSD can be felt physically.

In A Glimpse Inside my Mind - A Look Back at my SI posted at ~Enola~, we get information about self injury including information about the book "Inside A Cutter's Mind" by Jerusha Clark with Dr. Earl Henslin.

In On being a 'victim' posted at I want more than survival, we get a discussion about how telling people who have been raped or sexually abused not to be a victim tells them they have no right to be hurt by other people's violence.


In Injury Research and Prevention Literature Update - Abstract Details posted at Safety Lit, we get information about the study: "An evaluation of the coping patterns of rape victims: integration with a schema-based information-processing model. " by Littleton H..

In Are Alcohol-consuming Adolescent Girls More Promiscuous? posted at The Corpus Callosum, we get a discussion of the study titled: Adolescents' Sexual Inferences About Girls Who Consume Alcohol by Amy M. Young, Sean Esteban McCabe, and Carol J. Boyd.

In How Scary is Your Stalker? posted at Providentia, we get information about the results of the study, "Women who are stalked: questioning the fear standard" by Dietz NA, Martin PY. that looks at whether using the fear of the person being stalked can lead to a gross miscarriage of justice.

In Cues to Deception and Ability to Detect Lies as a Function of Police Interview Styles posted at Deception Blog, we get information about research which compares the accusatory, information gathering, and behavior analysis styles and which found that the greatest number of false accusations came from the interview style which elicited the fewest verbal cues to deceit.

In More NCJRS Abstracts, Sex Offender Articles posted at Corrections Sentencing, we get information on 2 studies, "Comparison of Rapists and Sexual Murderers on Demographic and Selected Psychometric Measures" by Caroline J. Oliver; Anthony R. Beech; Dawn Fisher; Richard Beckett; and "Diagnostic and Risk Profiles Among Civilly Committed Sex Offenders in Washington State" by Rebecca L. Jackson; Henry J. Richards.

In New reports: round-up of reports from the US, Canada and Australia posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about a variety of reports including: "Comparison of Hate Crime Rates Across Protected and Unprotected Groups", "Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authorities 2006," and "Human trafficking to Australia: a research challenge."

In New issue: Aggressive Behavior posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about articles with include, "The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: development and validation in German and English" by Heike Gerger, Hanna Kley, Gerd Bohner, Frank Siebler and "Binge drinking and violence against dating partners: the mediating effect of antisocial traits and behaviors in a multinational perspective" by Denise A. Hines, Murray A. Straus.

In Jurors may be biased against fathers in child sex abuse trials posted at BPS Research Digest, we get a reaction to the study: "The impact of defendant gender and relationship to victim on juror decisions in a child sexual abuse case" by McCoy, M.L. & Gray, J.M.

In Mental Illness Linked to Domestic Violence posted at LIVING IN STIGMA, we get information about studies done on different groups in the US.

In New issue: Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling 4(1) posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about articles such as: "Crime behaviours and distance travelled in homicides and rapes" by Pekka Santtila, Manne Laukkanen, Angelo Zappalà; "From marine ecology to crime analysis: Improving the detection of serial sexual offences using a taxonomic similarity measure" by Jessica Woodhams, Tim D. Grant, Andrew R. G. Price.

In New issue: Behavioral Sciences & the Law 25(4) posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information on articles such as: "The function of punishment in the ‘civil’ commitment of sexually violent predators" by- Kevin M. Carlsmith, John Monahan, Alison Evans; "Constructing insanity: jurors’ prototypes, attitudes, and legal decision-making" by Jennifer Eno Louden, Jennifer L Skeem; "Determining dangerousness in sexually violent predator evaluations: cognitive-experiential self-theory and juror judgments of expert testimony" by Joel D. Lieberman, Daniel A. Krauss, Mariel Kyger, Maribeth Lehoux; "Megan’s law and its impact on community re-entry for sex offenders" by Jill S. Levenson, David A. D’Amora, Andrea L. Hern.


In Saying yes posted at Adolescent Sexuality Today with Karen Rayne, Ph.D., we get advice for parents who want to protect their child from someone they don't trust but who the child desperately wants to be with.

In Define "good person" posted at Crisis Worker Diary, we get a reminder that how we describe those who commit deliberate crimes has great power.

In Your Rights in a Relationship posted at Hudson County Rape Crisis Center of New Jersey, we get a reminder of basic human rights which don't get surrendered when you become part of a couple.

In Sperm Paint: Bad News For Rapists posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss an advancement in the technology of evidence analysis.

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 Sept. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Sept. 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 @ 12:09 AM   6 comments links to this post


At August 31, 2007 10:13 PM, Blogger Patricia Singleton said...

Thank you for including my article in your carnival. This is my first time with this carnival so I wasn't sure what to expect. I will spend this week reading all of the other articles and will send my readers here also.

At August 31, 2007 11:11 PM, Blogger Aerik said...

Woo! Fantastic edition, Marcella!

At September 01, 2007 1:27 AM, Anonymous Imaginif Child Protection became Serious Business said...

Hey Marcella - you've been busy.
Thanks for all the energy you put into this Carnival.
It is nice to see some new contributors this time around too.
Stay safe everyone

At September 01, 2007 3:11 PM, Blogger v said...

Thank you for this and for all of these carnivals. Im honoured to be included and I very much appreciate all the work you put in to collecting these posts.

In sisterhood.

At September 07, 2007 12:07 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Thank you for the hard work Marcella, chat soon!

At October 10, 2007 12:16 PM, Blogger Grace said...

Wow what a fantastic list! Trust me to inexplicably not check my blogstats for months on end and miss this. Many thanks abyss, so glad to be part of the carnival!


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