Saturday, December 01, 2007

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 36

Welcome to the Dec. 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 this edition of the carnival against sexual violence:


In Rape should be illegal... posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get some ironic suggestions for easy ways to change rape statistics including "Slap victims around the face until they admit they are lying."

In Insight Into Case where Woman Allegedly Recanted posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a civil case brought by a man who was arrested for hitting his ex-fiance and where the ex-fiance said he had tried unsuccessfully to rape her but that she didn't want to pursue charges on that rape attempt.

In New Procedures For Rape Trials posted at The Ethical Palaeontologist, we get a discussion about why the UK government's plans to provide education to jurors about post-rape reactions is so important.

In Juries to be made aware of rape victim 'myth' posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get an article by Caroline Gammell about a UK proposal to give juries in rape trials "myth-busting" packs to help break down the stereotypical image of victims of sexual attack.

In improving the investigation of rape: why is this still a debate? posted at rhetorically speaking.., we get a discussion about how inept investigations hurt victims and hurt the wrongfully accused.

In Tenth Circuit Upholds Lower Court Dismissal of Invasion of Privacy Claims Against Media, Police Officer posted at Media Law Prof Blog, we get a discussion of a rape survivor's claims of federal invasion of privacy and state intrusion into seclusion against a television station, a reporter, and a police officer, for tortious use of a videotape that documented her estranged husband's sexual assault on her.

In Rape Shield Law: CAPSHAW V. COM. (COA 10/5/2007) posted at Kentucky Court Report - SCOKY & COA, we get information about an appeals court ruling which affirmed the exclusion of a rape victim's prior accusations under the Rape Shield Law because the prior accusations weren't proven to be demonstrably false.

In Saudis Threaten Additional Sentence to Rape Victim if She Appeals posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a discussion of the case where a rape victim was sentenced to 200 lashes at the appeal of her case which was originally 90 lashes.

In RAPE OF NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN UNINVESTIGATED posted at BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS, we get a discussion about the factors which contribute to 1 in 3 native American women being raped in her lifetime.

In Happy Kingdom Rape Case Update posted at Improvisations: Arab Woman Progressive Voice, we get a discussion about the way consensual sex and rape are equated in the Saudi PR efforts to justify the sentence of 200 lashes given to a rape victim.

In Nurse Fired After 2 Rape Reports posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the handling of allegations against a nurse that first surfaced months after the nurse was hired in 2002.

media watch

In The wacky, upside down world of a pro-virginity rape apologist posted at Pandagon, we get a discussion of the lack of logic from those like Kathleen Parker who claim that young women who consent to sex before marriage will be traumatized and who then dismiss the trauma of those who report rape.

In On Your World, Mark Rudov falsely claimed "women are equal-opportunity domestic abusers" posted at Media Matters for America, we get a discussion of claims made about the Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics.

In Know Religion, Know Nonsense posted at Hell's Handmaiden, we get a discussion of those who use the Bible to excuse violence and discrimination.

In Violence Against Women is Okay As Long As You're a U.S. Ally posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a discussion of the reactions to the Saudi defense for giving a rape victim a sentence of 200 lashes.

In This Promotes Rape posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of "novelty" objects which allow the user to enjoy stylized but clearly sadistic images or sounds.

In Father Of Boy Accused Of Gang Rape Speaks posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss victim-bashing comments made against an 11-year-old girl and how his attack supports the girl's story.

In Unfounded Sexual Assaults email Jennifer, take part in this article... posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a journalist's call looking for women in Canada who have had their reports of rape labeled as unfounded.

personal stories

In My Story posted at Firestarter, we get to see how a sexual assault can happen when many people are around and how fear can be used as a weapon. Editor's note: Firestarter is now a co-blogger over at my group blog Remodel4life.

In Search and Destroy? posted at Dealing With Healing, we get to see what it is like to wonder if or when your rapist who has served his sentence will make the news by repeating his crime against another victim.

In A Love Affair Turns Deadly posted at Life Improvement Tips For Thin and Small People, we get to see the impact of a brother-in-law's decision to kill his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend including how many people blame the ex-girlfriend for someone else's decision to shoot a man 11 times.

In Not a Good Day posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of blinding emotions which can pop up long after a rape is over and how talking to an empathetic person can help.

raising awareness

In Rape and Prejudice posted at Natalia Antonova, we get a discussion of the practical reasons that otherwise good people respond to most rapes by blaming the victim.

In Erasing Stigmas posted at Rob-Blog, we get a discussion sparked by training to be a rape recovery center volunteer.

In How Embarrassing: Attitudes that Support Violence posted at Official Blog of the White Ribbon Day Campaign, we get a discussion of violence-supportive beliefs that make it more likely for an individual to be violent against women and which if commonly shared, can increase the likelihood that a community will have higher levels of violence against women.

In J E T S what does that spell? sexual assault! posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the mass sexual harassment by several hundred men at a Giants Stadium pedestrian ramp during halftime of a Jets game.

In If There's Any Lesson to Be Drawn from This, I Guess It's that You Don't Stand Between a Man's Wife and His Biscuit posted at Tiny Cat Pants, we get a discussion about the rationalization for a sting operation directed at day laborers waiting for work because they seem menacing compared to the lack of patrols in an area where a woman was actually raped.

In Saudi Arabia: Next War Zone? posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get a discussion about the rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes and how this occurrence in an oil-rich country might increase some people's desire to take action.

In Rape: Women as Pawns posted at The Crone Speaks, we get a discussion of why the US's failed UN resolution condemning rape as a military action was problematic.

In Sexual Abuse Thrivers Of Rape and Incest posted at SATORI, Sexual Abuse Thrivers Of Rape and Incest, we get information on one survivor's efforts to offer hope, healing, and light to all.

In "Who can say they've never feared rape?" posted at Mind the Gap, we get a discussion of how pervasive the risk of rape is by how it can impact behavior in subtle ways.

In 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get information about an important project to help fight violence.

In Rape As Evolution Eliminates Need To Blame Rapists posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss how viewing rape as a purely biological set of stimulus and response pairings allows people to excuse rapists and allows them to ignore evidence which contradicts this theory.

In Rape victims unable to access help posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about areas in Britain where victims of rape and domestic violence have no crisis centres or refuges to go to which creates a 'postcode lottery' for survivors.


In An ethnographic account of violent careers posted at Psychology and Crime News, while not focused on sex crimes, this research looks at how patterns of violence get started and take root.

In Pedophiles have less brain white matter: Toronto study posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get a CBC report about research which found that pedophiles have significantly different brains than people without the condition.


In What Men Can Do posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion about the practical steps men can take to help prevent violence against women.

In Be the kind of person that kids can count on posted at Imaginif..., we get practical tips for how adults can help prevent or reduce the impact of violence against children.

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 Dec. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Dec. 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. If you have any problem with the form, please let me know so your submission can be considered for the next edition.

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 @ 12:06 AM   1 comments links to this post


At December 01, 2007 12:58 PM, Blogger Mortality said...

I nearly freaked out when I saw a link to one of my post...


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