Saturday, March 15, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 43

Welcome to the Mar. 15, 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.

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Before I get to carnival entries, I want to encourage everyone to participate in the 2nd Blog Against Sexual Violence Day. While the theme is sexual violence in the workplace, participants are not limited to blogging on that theme. So put the BASV logo on your blog now (the code to do so is in the announcement post) and mark your calendars for Thursday April 3, 2008.

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

legal


In The Truth About (Rape) posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get a discussion about the irreversible impact hostility against those who report being raped can have on those who seem like they have experienced no trauma.

In For Those Who Say Non Stranger Rapists Shouldn't Be Viewed As Violent Offenders posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a Washington state gang rape case where police found correspondence between several of the defendants and friends which discussed killing the alleged victim if she reported.

In Your First Amendment Right to Anonymous Free Speech posted at Feministe, we get a discussion of motions being made in the AutoAdmit case where anonymous commenters want to remain anonymous because their sexually threatening statements were just a matter of silliness.

In Minnesota Girl: Golden Gopher Sexual Assault Trial Reveal Differences Between Federal and Minnesota's Rape Shield Rules posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion of the admissibility of evidence including cell phone video and sexual contact which preceded the alleged rape.

In Sex Offender Ghettos posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of a current side effect of sex offender residency restrictions.

In Disturbing Behavior: Court of Appeals of Kansas Finds Trial Court Failed To Apply Constitutional Exception To Rape Shield Rule posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion about rulings about the admissibility of other reports of sexual violence by the alleged victim some of which were substantiated.

In Exoneration Of Mother Imprisoned For Daughter's Murder posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case where the exonerated woman believes that her ex-boyfriend who was given immunity in exchange for testifying against her is guilty of rape and murder.

media watch


In Report It Now! posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get information about an awareness campaign which uses an online form to collect reports of sex crimes to show how pervasive sexual violence really is.

In What Really Fuels Rape Denial? Part 1 posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I begin a 3-part series which looks at why a wide variety of people -- from those who rape to those who are raped -- will practice rape denial.

miscellany


In CDC Study Finds STI Rate Among Teenage Girls is One in Four posted at Our Bodies Our Blog, we get information about a new report which raises questions about the impact of abstinence only sex education.

In REQUIEM FOR A TRUSTED COUNSELOR posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion about victim-blaming statements which were made after the murder of Dr. Kathryn Faughey, a New York counselor.

In I (heart) Lesbians, and other thoughts in the K-Mart parking lot ... posted at Delaware Libertarian, we get a discussion about the projections which follow the reading of slogans others display.

In Morality in sex education posted at Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne, we get a discussion of incorporating values and respect into sex education.

personal stories



In Rape Myths posted at Random Bitchery, we get a reaction to a friend who repeated the myth that most reported rapes are false accusations.

In My Story posted at Family Times, we get insight into how a family dealt with disclosure of sexual abuse by an extended family member.

raising awareness


In How Sexual Violence Really Happens (potential trigger) posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a response to the victim-blaming explanations for how rape happens which focuses on the victim's choices and look at how rape happens by focusing on the rapist's choices before, during and after rape.

In Reclaim The Night North posted at The F-Word Blog, we get a discussion of an anti-violence event in the UK.

In George Bush Thinks Poverty, Death and Abuse are Blessings of Freedom posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get a discussion of the way the conditions women of Afghanistan face suddenly become non-problems once a country is declared free.

In Information about rape statistics posted at Astraea's Scales, we get links to studies related to the rate of sexual violence and attitudes about sexual violence which can be useful when citing statistics or when responding to inaccurate statistics.

recovery


In Book Review - Trauma Through A Child's Eyes posted at Adoptive Parenting Blog, we get information about about which is extremely thorough and clinical yet highly readable and accessible.

In I ’should’ heal and grow. posted at Loving Awareness, we get a discussion about how true change will not occur unless and until you are connected to your inner Self and the desire to change comes from there and not from the external messages about what you should do.

solutions


In How does one respond to rape in distant places? posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about why it is important to listen to what is happening in other countries and we get a discussion about what specific actions people can take which has a real impact.

In Real Campus Safety Tips posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get advice which focuses on the behavior of those who are violent or who rationalize away violence and which addresses the reality that most of those who are sexually violent are known to their 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 March edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse is up at Enola, go check it out.

The next submission deadline is Mar. 29 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Apr. 1.

To nominate a post (your own or someone else's) to the next edition of carnival against sexual violence, use the 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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