Monday, October 15, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 33

Welcome to the Oct. 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.

Before I get started with the carnival itself, I wanted to put out this invitation. Seeking Co-Bloggers For Remodel4life: Posts can be cross posts or they can be original. Also there is no long term commitment required. Follow the link for more information.

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


In Reporting rape...... painful for victims, but necessary posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about a city's blind reporting system created in response to the valid reasons rape victims have for not reporting rape or refusing to cooperate with a criminal investigation.

In Six seconds too late? posted at Tinkerty Tonk, we get a discussion of the appeal of the Maryland ruling that said it isn't rape if you ignore the other person's demand to stop.

In Grant Gives Old Rape Cases New Life Possible Resolution posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a federal grant given to Kansas City, Missouri so evidence from cold cases can be examined for unprocessed DNA samples.

In Interpol faces up to community to help find distorted child sex predator posted at Imaginif..., we get information about the search for a man who blurred his face in pictures of him abusing children and who, thanks to technology, no longer has the images of his face distorted.

In No Say Rape Judge Clarifies His Ruling posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss Judge Cheuvront's comments that he continues to block the word rape from Tory Bowen's testimony because of the nature of this particular case.

In Compounding the injustice posted at Crisis Worker Diary, we get a discussion of the case of the US prosecutor who was arrested in an airport as he traveled to have sex with a 5 year old child.

In GPS Tracks Locations not Activities posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of what GPS tracking systems can do and what they can't do.

In Nevada Child Rape Case Shows That Assaults Can Easily Go Undetected posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the case involving fugitive Chester Stiles where authorities searched for and found one of his young victims.

media watch

In Because Raping Models Doesn't Rise To the Level of Real News. posted at I'm sick of your insane demands., we get a discussion of the focus of a MSNBC story about accused serial rapist Anand Jon Alexander.

In “I'll Make You Love Me... Bitch.” posted at Group News Blog, we get a frank discussion about why a K-Mart T-shirt that says, "Some call it stalking, I call it love" sends a very dangerous message to those who are tempted to stalk,

In Dr. Helen: Women are teh Suxor posted at Blog of the Moderate Left, we get a discussion of the claim that men cannot find justice in the legal system.

In A Tale of Two Newspapers posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of contrasting views of accountability for content in school newspapers.

In Did you hear the one about the immigrant whore? posted at Feministe, we get a discussion of an article which bemoans the shutting down of a brothel which targeted underage boys as their clients.

In Shawn Hornbeck Saved Himself From Murder Attempt posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss statements from Michael Devlin after he pleaded guilty which show that Bill O'Reilly's dismissive comments early this year were dead wrong and dangerous.

In Unveiling the Silence: NO! The Rape Documentary Study Guide posted at Women of Color Blog, we get information about a guide created by Salamishah Tillet, Ph.D. and Rachel Afi Quinn with assistance from the documentary producer, Aishah Shahidah Simmons.

In Who knew that you could make sexual asasult worse? posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the fallout from a story about the sexual assault of a Muslim woman.

personal stories

In Relationships posted at life after rape, we get a short but powerful post about how rape impacts future relationships.

raising awareness

In Save the Children: The difference between sympathy and empathy. posted at Imaginif..., we get a discussion about how sympathy is often unable to see beyond our own pain to feel the pain of others in an objective way and we see how this impacts our ability to help those we have sympathy for.

In Abuse posted at The Thriver's Toolbox, we get a discussion on how various people react to someone who takes a stand against abuse and refuses to minimize what happened.

In Rape on Cruise Ships Twice as Common as on Land posted at Feminist Fire, we get a discussion of a report about the rate of sexual violence on cruise ships and some thoughts about why this problem is so concentrated.

In On Degradation, Violence and Porn posted at The Curvature, we get information on the book, Getting Off (Pornography and the End of Masculinity) by Robert Jensen and we get information about other troubling trends in porn.

In World Conference on Japanese Military Sexual Slavery posted at IntLawGrrls, we get information about an upcoming conference and some of the issues which will be covered in the conference.

In Women Activists Beaten, Tortured in Zimbabwe posted at Feminists To The Rescue, we get a discussion of the violence which was inflicted on women by the police.

In War on Women Continues in the Congo posted at Our Bodies Our Blog, we get information about the sustained physical and sexual violence directed at women in the Congo.

In Rape in Congo – A Weapon of War Becomes a Way of Life posted at Woman Tribune, we get a discussion about the changing trend in the use of sexual violence.

In An Illustration of Megan's Law Database, Part II posted at Kosher Wisdom, we get to see the number of registered sex offenders in San Francisco and the greater bay area through maps from the Megan's Law database.


In New issues: Violence Against Women posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information about a variety of studies including: "An Evaluation of the Coping Patterns of Rape Victims: Integration With a Schema-Based Information-Processing Model" by Heather Littleton.


In Drinking while in the possession of a vagina posted at Hoyden About Town, we get a discussion about why those who focus on women's binge drinking as a cause of rape have the wrong solution and are scolding the wrong people.

In Sexual Harassment — What Should You Do? posted at Womenstake, we get useful information from Robin Reed, Online Outreach Manager for National Women’s Law Center.

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 Oct. 29 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Nov. 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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At October 15, 2007 7:56 AM, Blogger Debs said...

Great carnival, I was surprised to see myself in there! Thanks for all the hard work you must have put in - some fantastic articles there, will keep me busy for a day or two! x

At October 16, 2007 8:56 AM, Anonymous Robin Reed @ NWLC said...

Wow, what a useful collection of links this is. You've added a lot to my to-read list.

Thanks for including Womenstake in there. I can't take credit for the list of tips on handling sexual harassment, though -- they were written by NWLC’s Co-President Marcia Greenberger.

This is a great blog, by the way. I'm glad to have found it -- it looks like a wonderful resource for both survivors and advocates.

At October 22, 2007 1:03 PM, Anonymous Holly said...

Thanks so much for including me in this carnival. I Stumbled it...You have a great website here.


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