Saturday, September 15, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 31

Welcome to the Sept. 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 31st edition of the carnival against sexual violence:


In The Origins of Forbidden Love posted at The Primate Diaries, we get a discussion of different societies views about punishing a woman’s sexual behavior and see that the double standard along gender lines is not universal.

In Upcoming Conference: “The New Face of Women’s Legal History? posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get information about a conference which will cover a variety of topics.


In No Error In Admission of Prior Bad Acts Evidence Under FRE 413, 414 posted at Tenth Circuit Blog, we get information on a ruling on the trial of grandfather previously convicted of sexually abusing other family members.

In 4000 More Cold Cases Reviewed posted at Holly's Fight For Justice, we get information on efforts to match DNA collected during investigation to criminals listed in DNA databases.

In When will SCOTUS address the constitutionality of the death penalty for child rape? posted at Sentencing Law and Policy, we get a discussion about when or if the US Supreme Court will deal with the constitutional issues of recent laws expanding the death penalty beyond murder.

In Justice for Ghanaian Rape Victims Comes at a Price posted at The Curvature, we get information about the expensive signed medical form that victims are required to pay for in order for their cases considered.

In Statute Of Limitations Changed For Illinois posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the removal of the statute of limitations on civil suits related to certain rapes.

In courageous mayor vetoed flawed sex offender laws posted at f/k/a, we get a discussion of a Marlborough, Mass. sex offender residency ordinance which was passed by the city council but vetoed by the mayor.

In 10th Circuit Reinstates Harassment Case Against University of Colorado posted at Title IX Blog, we get a discussion of the ruling about a lawsuit filed by Lisa Simpson and Anne Gilmore related to assaults which occurred at a university-sponsored effort to "show recruits 'a good time.'"

In Sex work or sex crimes? posted at Masculinities in Media, we get a discussion of a proposal in the UK to make buying sex an equal or greater crime than selling sex with the intention of fighting the abuses of prostitution by reducing demand.

In On playing footsie with cops posted at Esquivalience, we get a discussion of the law Sen. Craig pleaded guilty to and compare the efforts to save men from sexual harassment to the efforts to save women from unwanted sexual harassment.

In Know Them By Their Deeds: Another Fundy Pastor Guilty of Incest posted at Atheist Revolution, we get information about a case where a pastor claimed his criminal actions were motivated not by selfishness, but by a desire to train his daughters in how to be good wives.

In Police actually take rape accusation seriously. posted at The F-Word Blog, we get a discussion of the police's handling of a case in the UK where a man falsely accused a woman of rape.

In Department of Horrible Human Beings posted at Blog of the Moderate Left, we get a discussion about a man charged with sex crimes who bragged, “If Kobe Bryant got away with it, so will I.”

In Reed Walters Would Have Suggested A Two-Week Suspension From School posted at Too Sense, we get a discussion of the case where 6 white people were arrested for assaulting and sexually abusing a black woman for about a week while calling her racial slurs.

media watch

In I've just bought a book called RAPE posted at ArtZinePhotography, we get an introduction to the book RAPE – A History from 1860 to the Present Day by Joanna Bourke.

In why domestic? why abuse? posted at change therapy, we get a discussion about the power of minimizing descriptors used to describe violent assaults when those acts are committed against family members.

In Las Vegas mayor threatens to murder N.Y. Times columnist after anti-sex-trade column posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we learn of the extreme response to criticism of Las Vegas' sex trafficking problem.

In Rape “Hilarious”? A danse macabre. posted at Wonderland or Not - conceptually fragile and left of most lines, we get a discussion of an Onion parody and other rape-related humor pieces that show a contemptuous disregard for women.

In Weekend Over posted at The Purl Next Door, we get a discussion of the unique wording of headlines about rape that you won't see about other types of crimes.

In Will The Real Skanks Please Stand Up? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a story about fraternities installing stripper poles which focuses on women's morality while ignoring the morality of men who buy and install stripper poles.


In Rape/Incest & Adopted Child: Reasons NOT to Tell and Rape/Incest & Adopted Child: Issues to Consider if you Do NOT Tell posted at Adoptive Parenting Blog, we get follow-up posts to the post that gave reasons to tell an adopted child that they are the product of sexual violence.

In On Sex Trafficking and Johns posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about dismissive attitudes which are contrasted with the conditions found in a recent raid of a UK brothel.

In "Boys will be boys/all men are pigs"--and why these statements annoy me posted at The Mind of Genevieve, we get a discussion of how certain excusing statements dehumanize boys and men who rape yet they are not dehumanized fully, only enough to make rape victims responsible for the actions of rapists.

personal stories

In Innocence posted at Oh, Musings, we get to see a man trying to spin his actions into something innocent so that the woman he is talking to will question her perception of what he did to her.

In What just happened? posted at life after rape, we get insight into the shock that comes after rape and that shock that comes from having trauma minimized as if it were nothing.

In PTSD - Will I Always Be A Victim? posted at LIVING IN STIGMA, we get a discussion of the feeling that the suffering will never end and see that serious issues come not just from the abuse itself but in the way others treat the person who was abused.

raising awareness

In Seduction and Grooming are the same thing posted at reSISTERance, we get a discussion about how predatory and premeditated behavior is marketed as seduction when it is deliberate manipulation with the intent to use another person.

In What is cognitive dissonance? posted at Imaginif..., we get a discussion about how we respond when actions contradict what we want to believe to be true, either about ourselves or about others.

In Most victims know their attackers posted at Breaking the Silence, we get a discussion of the most common myths about rape and how these rapes contribute to the harm done to rape victims.

In Odd One Out posted at Realm of the Lone Grey Squirrel, we get a discussion of what happened when a man accidentally attended a meeting that he thought was on the environment and was instead on violence against women.

In Trafficked and trapped posted at Black Looks, we get a discussion of human trafficking around the world which looks at the pervasiveness of this problem.

In The Danger Of Relying On What Is Obvious posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the injustice that comes from dismissing certain reports of rape as obviously false and contrast that to the often parallel demand that all men accused of rape must be viewed as innocent until proven guilty even when it is obvious that the charges are true.


In PTSD - Ducks In A Row posted at LIVING IN STIGMA, we get a discussion of the trust issue that impacts recovery and survival from childhood sexual abuse.

In Rape/Incest & Adopted Child: Too Young to Remember posted at Adoptive Parenting Blog, we get advice for adoptive parents who take in children who were sexually abused.

In Incest May Be A Part Of My Life Series---Part 1 posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, we get a post which deals with triggers and how working through issues can help people get beyond reverting to the state of a frightened child when old pain is triggered.


In Sex Offender Treatment has Failed to Evolve posted at CrimProf Blog, we get information on studies done on the effectiveness of sex offender treatment to reduce recidivism rates.

In New issue: Aggression and Violent Behavior - special issue on Crime Classification and Offender Typologies posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information on articles which include: "Can we profile sex offenders? A review of sex offender typologies" by Gina Robertiello and Karen J. Terry; "Battered women versus male batterer typologies: Same or different based on evidence-based studies?" by Kimberly Bender and Albert R. Roberts; "Sex offenders of the elderly: Classification by motive, typology, and predictors of severity of crime" by Ann Wolbert Burgess, Michael Lamport Commons, Mark E. Safarik, Ruthann Rockwell Looper and Sara Nora Ross.

In Even sexual offenders have a story to tell posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about why a study of convicted sex offenders is important.

In Boys and violence: A gender-informed analysis. posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information on a study that looks at the potential relationship between boys' traditional masculine socialization and violence.

In New Sex Offender Recidivism Study posted at Sex Crimes, we get information about a study done in Tennessee which compares the recidivism rate between released sex offenders and those who were convicted of non-sexual crimes.

In Legalization: Not the Whole Answer posted at I'm sick of your insane demands., we get a discussion of the findings of author Melissa Farley from her research of legal brothels in Nevada.


In York student leaders reject police patrols on campus posted at Holly's Fight For Justice, we get information on the response to the idea of having armed police patrols on college campuses.

In Setting Functional Boundaries for Personal Safety posted at Imaginif..., we get a discussion that starts with the ramifications of people who are described as having no boundaries and then moves on to how we learn to erect our own healthy boundaries.

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. 28 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Oct. 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 @ 12:03 AM   6 comments links to this post


At September 14, 2007 10:52 PM, Anonymous Megan Bayliss said...

Thanks Marcella - I really do appreciate you including me. This fortnight I haven't stopped and I jusat haven't had a chance to catch up on everything - including submitting to my favorite Carnivals.
Megan in Australia

At September 15, 2007 11:54 AM, Blogger isabella mori said...

what a treasure trove of resources! this'll keep me reading for a while. thanks for including me.

At September 15, 2007 4:52 PM, Blogger Patricia Singleton said...

Marcella, I will spend the next few days reading all of the articles in this carnival. Thanks for keeping everyone informed and for including my article on incest.

At September 19, 2007 9:39 AM, Blogger Porscha said...

Thank you so much for helping me tell my story. It means a lot to know that my words aren't fallingl on deaf ears.

At September 20, 2007 12:30 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Hi Marcella,
Thank you for adding me I was in Fort McMurray doing Take Back the Night.
Chat soon Holly

At September 22, 2007 9:34 AM, Blogger Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Hi Marcella,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for linking to my post "Odd One Out". I am surprised to be included in your list but honored. I will speak out against the unfair treatment and violence against women and children whenever I can. For me it is just a question of simple justice and equal worth.


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