Thursday, May 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 46

Welcome to the May 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 Whose Genitals Matter? posted at Womanist Musings, we get a discussion of the contrasting attitudes about men in the Congo who reported being touched by witches and sorcerers which resulted in a diminishing of their penises and women in the Congo who were raped.

legal


In The Survivor Manual: Detective speaks about Report It. posted at Allegory of the Cave, we get a discussion of a police officer's comments about what rape victims should do and how some of the advice blames the victim for problems caused by the criminal justice system.

In Grad Student Develops Faster Processing Of Rape Evidence posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a new process for analyzing DNA evidence which is not only faster, but is more effective at detecting evidence.

In Why Isn't the San Francisco Police Department Looking for 12 Year Old Billie McGee?? posted at What About Our Daughters, we get a discussion of the handling of the case of a missing girl and the description of her as "sophisticated beyond her age."

In Penn State Rape Case, Take 2: Judge Rules That Prior False Rape Allegation Will Be Admissible In Austin Scott Trial posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion of the ruling which led to the prosecutors dropping the case against Austin Scott.

In Is this how our children are 'protected'? posted at 2 B Sophora, we get the transcript of a discussion about child protection policies which highlight dangerous gaps in protection.

In Maryland Court Rules That No Actually Means No posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the overturning of a Maryland court ruling which stated that consent cannot be withdrawn once sex has begun.

In No, no, no, just no. posted at Selective and Arbitrary, we get a discussion about a case where a man premeditated sexually exploiting a 12 year old girl and who raped her for a year but who gets the sympathy from the court because he was living a fantasy and didn't think about what his actions were doing to his victim.

In FIND THIS "HONOR" MURDERER & BRING HIM TO JUSTICE posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion about a man who murdered his own daughters in the name of honor.

media watch


In "Prostitution, Politics and Policy" by Roger Matthews posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get information about a new book which looks at how governments in different parts of the world are responding to prostitution.

In A truly thoughtful and responsible campus newspaper responds to a rape on campus posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about the work of The Minaret, the student newspaper at the University of Tampa, which in response to a major on-campus rape accusation dedicated an entire section of the school’s paper to the issue of rape.

In Alternate ending to the Genarlow Wilson Case: What If She Didn't Wake Up? posted at What About Our Daughters, we get a discussion of the danger posed by those who minimize getting a girl drunk to the point of unconsciousness because this minimizing refuses to acknowledge that this behavior supports rape and puts lives at risk.

In Faulty Feminist Introspection posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the danger in a woman's statement that women should take more responsibility to prevent men's "misinterpretation" of women's signals.

miscellany


In Recognizing Verbal Abuse in Relationships posted at The Eclectic Female, we get a discussion of how people use words to impose authority or physical superiority.

personal stories


In No Words posted at Sweet Perdition, we get a discussion about how the warnings in a book titled Stranger Danger failed to provide any help when the abuser was another girl in daycare.

In On Elements posted at rmott62, we get a discussion about how physical and sexual violence changes the relationship that person has with air, earth, fire and water.

In Marking Time posted at Dealing With Healing, we get a discussion of dealing with the anniversary of abduction and rape over the passing years.

raising awareness


In Who Should Be Thinking About What Reporting Does To Rapists posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a comment left on my blog where a woman who tried to report rape was blocked from doing so because of what that report would do to the rapist.

In Sex Criminal Fashions posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get a discussion of a video entitled ‘Pedophile Beards,’ by Jon Lajoie and other creative efforts which turn rape into an opportunity for laughs.

In A day to end sexual violence posted at Rachel, we get a discussion of what sexual assault awareness efforts mean and what needs to happen to make these efforts successful.

In The story I've heard a thousand times posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about colleges ineffective responses to reports of rape and how this punishes rape victims who feel their only protection is to leave that college.

In LET THE SLUT-SHAMING BEGIN!! posted at Dirty Rotten Feminist, we get a discussion about the responses to a report of a possible rape at a fraternity party.

In Help Us Help You Help Others posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get information about the efforts of SkirtSports, a retailer for sport apparel for women and children, which put together a campaign that will help their customers give back to the organizations and charities that mean the most to them.

In Catholic College Can't Tell Rape From Consent So ... posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the response to the report of rape made by a student of University of Portland against another student and how the college's opposition to extramarital sex deters reports of rape.

recovery


In Reclaim Your Voice While Helping Others posted at Menstrual Poetry, we get information about the Teddy Tour which gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse a voice through unique concept–plush teddy bears.

research


In Criminal Justice and Behavior: Special issue on child sexual abuse and the church posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get information on a variety of research studies.

solutions


In RAINN's New Online Hotline Launches Today posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the official launch of a national online hotline.

In Domestic Violence: Call for Primary Care Screening and Gender Issues - Part I posted at GNIF Brain Blogger, we get a discussion about the need for early detection which is highlighted by the fact that nearly half of women killed by their partner are seen in primary care settings prior to their deaths, but only 4% of them were in shelters.

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 May 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on May. 15.

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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1 Comments:

At May 06, 2008 4:30 PM, Anonymous Holly said...

Thanks for including my post, great carnival, as per usual.

 

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