Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 38

Welcome to the Jan. 1, 2008 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:

gender


In Explainer: What is a "Nice Guy®?" posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion about the objectification of women inherent in the attitudes of men who complain about women who ignore nice guys like them.

legal


In New laws introduced in Scotland in attempt to improve shocking 3.9% rape conviction rate posted at Feminist Fire, we get a discussion of legislation which includes redefining how legal consent is determined and additional sexual assault charges.

In Defense Against Alleged False Accusations Of Rape posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss an article by a defense attorney about how to create the belief in jurors that the alleged rape victim has made a false accusation.

In South Africa, with one of the highest rape rates in the world, will enforce new laws from Sunday to try to reduce sexual and predatory crimes. posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a discussion of changes being made to old laws which allowed too many rapists to escape accountability.

In KBR Does Not Tolerate Sexual "Harassment" Just Ask Them posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a discussion of the defense contractors response to employees who report being raped by fellow contractors and their response to the media attention about their handling of those cases.

In Rape Victim 'Pardoned' posted at A Thinking Man, we get a discussion of the Saudi king's official pardon given to a rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes and jail time.

In Child Rape Camps of San Diego posted at IN DEFENCE OF THE INNOCENT, we get a discussion of how a sexual slavery operation was largely ignored when it was discovered and see the harm that resulted from a delayed and minimal response by US authorities.

In Blaming the Victim, Take 9,728 posted at I'm sick of your insane demands., we get a discussion about the actions of TMZ.com which used a confirmation of certain details around the allegation that the owner of LA's Le Deux nightclub, Lonnie Moore, committed rape as proof that the allegations are false.

In Another Ban On The Word Rape And Accompanying Denial posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case in Australia where a judge said that the word rape couldn't be used, this time because the child victim was described as consenting.

In Judge calls rape victim 'stupid' posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a discussion of the case where a Canadian judge made remarks about a women who accepted a ride from a man who turned out to be a rapist.

media watch


In When No means NO! posted at Chez Moi, we get a discussion of the movie 'Varalaru’ a.k.a ‘Godfather’ where the main character proves his manliness by raping his ex-fiance.

In Not an invitation posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of a series of anti-rape posters which use the slogan "This is not an invitation to rape me."

In let’s remember jane doe, not willy pickton posted at change therapy, we get a discussion about how high profile murder cases which need to focus on the accused can lead us to forget nameless victims who died a violent death.

In On "false" accusations of rape and other outrageous claims posted at Monkey Chat, we get a discussion about the bigotry against those who report rape by someone they know.

In The Duke Lacrosse Case: A Duke Professor Pens An Expose of KC Johnson posted at Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, we get a discussion of the rhetorical tactics used by Professor KC Johnson on his blog Durham In Wonderland which are worthy of the most determined prosecutor who ignores or skims over all evidence which doesn't support his pre-selected conclusion and who places unrelated pieces of evidence together to lead listeners to a pre-selected conclusion.

In Feminism’s futile because men just CAN’T change (apparently) posted at LonerGrrrl, we get a discussion of media coverage which describes predatory sexual behavior toward women and then blames only women who are mistreated for this behavior whether they consented or not.

In A lightbulb moment - books and controversy, again, some more. posted at Feline Formal Shorts, we get a discussion about issues related to the framing of the call for submissions for an upcoming anthology titled Yes Means Yes! and the danger of going for one universal approach to fighting rape.

In Oh, Right-Wing Blogosphere, How You Make Me Look Like a Genius! posted at Tiny Cat Pants, we get a discussion how the debunking of a paper on why Israeli soldiers don't rape Palestinians backhandedly supports what feminists say about rape.

miscellany


In Stigma & Bias Shame Us All posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion of how those with mental illness are viewed and treated.

personal stories


In play posted at Sly Civilian, we get a discussion about how luck was a part of being believed by adults because the child being reported was already seen in a negative light and we get an adult's reflection on what must have happened to that young bully before he turned against other children.

raising awareness


In SAYING NOTHING ABOUT IT - THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion about religious communities often choose to respond to reports of abuse by viewing the alleged victim as a hostile threat to the community.

In When Children Are Abused---Incest May Be A Part Of My Life Series---Part 3 posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, we get a discussion about why people can't people see when children are being abused.

In Invoking Hoaxes To Ensure Justice posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss how conservative crime victims would be treated if one hoax perpetrated by a conservative were used in the same way that a false rape report is used against all those who report rape.

In Stop blaming rape victims posted at Holly's Fight to Stop Violence, we get a discussion about efforts in Fiji to change the attitudes which harm rape victims.

recovery


In WHY WE MUST TELL TO HEAL posted at THE EXPOSER, we get a discussion about why in a world that isn't survivor-friendly survivors still need to speak up.

In Christmas memories of abuse or unconditional love posted at Imaginif..., we get advice for how survivors of childhood abuse can work around common seasonal traps.

In Why Harm the Skin posted at ~Enola~, we get a discussion about the causes of self-injury and how it can be a communication of inner pain which is usually kept as secret as the abuse which precedes SI. Also check out these updates on her journey away from SI: Out with the garbage and Putting obstacles in my own path

solutions


In One in Four, Study Shows Decreases Rape posted at The Un-Wharton, we get information about the effectiveness of sexual assault peer education.

In Patrons of Texas strip clubs to help rape victims posted at Feminist Fire, we get a discussion of the $5/patron tax in which part of the proceeds will go toward funding services for rape 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 Jan. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Jan. 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, http://carnivalagainstsexualviolence.blogspot.com/

Marcella Chester

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:06 AM   5 comments links to this post

5 Comments:

At January 01, 2008 4:18 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Thank you for including me, take care. Happy New Year also Marcella.

 
At January 02, 2008 9:02 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Thanks for the mentions, Marcella!! Here's to a better year in 2008 for all of us.

 
At January 03, 2008 4:55 AM, Anonymous desigirl said...

hey! thank you for the link!!

 
At January 06, 2008 1:28 AM, Blogger Patricia Singleton said...

Thanks for including my article in this carnival.

 
At January 28, 2008 5:02 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks for including my post, excellent carnival. Michelle x

 

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