Friday, February 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 40

Welcome to the Feb. 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 Budgeting Time as a Feminist posted at KitKat's Critique, we get a discussion about how pro-women positions often neglect women of color. An example of this is the ignoring of violence directed at immigrant women.

In ON HONOR KILLINGS posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion of a problem that is happening more often in the US and we see that those who commit these crimes often have a history of committing domestic abuse.

legal



In Misogynist Excuses For Killing Women Now Extend to 7-Year-Olds posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of a defense attorney's statements about the actions of the defendant's stepdaughter which resulted in the need for punishment.

In DNA requirement for sex offenders convcted pre-2004 by Bob Egelko posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information on a California appeals court ruling related to the collection of DNA samples from those convicted of misdemeanor sex crimes.

In The Rape Sieve Law: Supreme Court Of Maine Hears Strange Rape Shield Law Appeal posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion of a ruling about the admissibility of DNA evidence which doesn't match the defendant Brandon Drewry.

In Banishment by a Thousand Laws posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion about the cumulative effect of all the sex offender laws.

In Morehouse Man? Genarlow Wilson, Rapist and Child Pornographer Gets a Fresh Start- -What About the Girls posted at What About Our Daughters, we get a discussion about how the story of injustice and redemption conveniently overlooks the basic facts of what Genarlow Wilson did that landed him in prison.

In Reacting to sentencing on the front page: It's the economy, stupid?!?! posted at Sentencing Law and Policy, we get a discussion of Ohio's sex offender laws and see the unintended impact of these laws.

media watch



In To Mad to Come up With a Good Title posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about an episode of Numb3rs that began with rape statistics.

In CNN smears rape complainant then sheds tear for fetal tragedy posted at Birth Pangs, we get a discussion about how the media selects a slant for their stories and how they can create slanted perceptions using facts such as selective quotes and how outcomes such as the discovery of the woman's body reveal the unfairness of this slant.

In People/Women/Women/People posted at Feminist Fire, we get a discussion of a Telegraph article which genders a non-gendered statement and how statements made by Sir Ken MacDonald, Director of Public Prosecutions blame the victim of rape even as they seek to improve the criminal justice system.

In This makes me very, very angry. posted at Total Drek, we get a discussion of an entry in Conservepedia which uses the recent murder of a female marine to show why the military shouldn't allow women to serve with men.

In Book: Rape & Sexual Power in Early America posted at Crime and Punishment in American History, we get a review of a book by Sharon Block that looks at the relevant social contstructs of the time.

In Play Violence begets REAL Violence posted at Allegory of the Cave, we get a discussion of the documentary Wrestling with Manhood about some of the cultural forces that support real-life violence.

In High Girls Are Slutty posted at Feminists To The Rescue, we get a discussion of an Above the Influence public service ad which sends a dangerous message.

In Marrying Too Young posted at Providentia, we get a discussion of the continuing practice which forces children, mostly girls, into marriage to adults including the bodily damage that can be done to girls' bodies when they get pregnant before their bodies are fully ready for pregnancy.

In Know Your Limit . . . For Rape? posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the victim blaming contained in a UK PR program designed to reduce binge drinking.

In Note to the Home Office: Rape is caused by rapists, not alcohol, and not women posted at Feminist Fire, we get a discussion about a PR campaign in the UK which seems to forget about the decisions made by rapists.

In The Hypocrisy of Fetishizing Sexual Hypocrisy posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion about how victims of certain sex crimes seem to be forgotten.

miscellany



In Rape... a Woman's Fault? posted at How To Tell if a Guy is a Jerk, we get a discussion of what safety precautions a woman can take including the most important one to trust your discomfort.

personal stories



In Too Much Hate posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about how rape brings so much to hate into a person's life.

In Albert, my *Uncle*, my guardian angel. posted at A work in progress..., we learn how a lifesaver can be seen by the police as the obvious suspect and how they can push the victim to id her rescuer as her rapist.

In Numbers: Four and Thirteen posted at A Secret Chord, we get a discussion about how numbers are so inadequate to summarize the pain of violation and the power of those willing to speak up even when doing so came at a great price.

In Me and PTSD posted at rmott62, we get a discussion of how violence impacts the victim even when that victim is trying to maintain a strong shell.

In Sexual Harassment and Idiocy posted at Persephone's Box, we get a discussion of a sexual harassment complaint which is being handled poorly and how the person who complained about harassment gets judged while ongoing harassment -- including inappropriate touching on the job might be viewed as asked for.

raising awareness



In Five Reasons Why "Teach Women Self-Defense" Isn't a Comprehensive Solution to Rape posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion which exposes the flaws in pat advice given to girls and women and which exposes criminal punishment given to many of those who use force to defend themselves."

In The Trouble With Compassion posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss bad legal decisions which are defended because the person who made the bad decision claims to have acted out of compassion.

In About Teddy Tour posted at Teddy Tour, we get a discussion of a moving display of Teddies, each wearing an anonymous story tag, that is touring the blogosphere to give survivors of child sexual abuse a global voice and to raise awareness of the endemic numbers of people living with child sexual assault issues. If you are a survivor, you are invited to submit a tag and to join the blogosphere tour.

In COERCION OF WOMEN IS ABUSE posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion about how coercing women is seen by many as normal and how the legal system views coerced sexual contact as non-consensual.

In Sexual Violence Escalates in Kenya posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the violence against women that follows the political unrest in Kenya.

In Wellness And Forgiveness And Injustice posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the first step toward forgiveness which is full acknowledgment of the pain caused by the person needing forgiveness and how many of those who expect rape victims to forgive want survivors to skip this step.

recovery



In Family Secrets---Incest May Be A Part Of My Life Series---Part 5 posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, we get a discussion of secrets and what keeping secrets means in terms of shame and internalizing the messages given by abusers.

In Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Causes, Symptoms, Effects, and Treatment posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a discussion of a type of trauma that many people don't accept as real trauma because they can't see physical manifestations of the wound.

In Survivor Needs Meme posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss my needs as a survivor as part of a meme started by Marj at Survivors Can Thrive.

research



In The Health of Trafficked Women: A Survey of Women Entering Posttrafficking Services in Europe posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information about the measurable impact human trafficking has on its victims.

In A Freaky Empirical Look at Prostitution posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of a study done in part by the author of Freakonomics about the economics of prostitution.

solutions



In Program to plant seeds for preventing sexual assault posted at Holly's Fight for Justice, we get information on efforts by the group Students Educating and Empowering to Develop Safety.

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 Feb. 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 @ 12:03 AM   3 comments links to this post

3 Comments:

At January 31, 2008 11:07 PM, Blogger Patricia Singleton said...

Marcella, I Stumbled the Carnival under Women's Issues. I thought about putting it under Crimes. Wasn't sure which would be best. Any suggestions?

 
At February 01, 2008 9:44 PM, Anonymous Megan from Imaginif said...

Marcella these Carnivals are a wealth of research data. I wonder when the academic world is going to wake up to the incredible wealth that this carnival provides.

Sing out if ever you want to have a break - I would be happy to host on either the Imaginif or Teddy Tour site.

 
At February 03, 2008 10:27 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

As always - my deep thanks, Marcella!

 

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