Sunday, June 15, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 49

Welcome to the June 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.

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

gender


In Sasha and Malia Racism/Sexism Watch (/ORMUSBD Part Fifty-Five) posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of a sexist and racist slur which was directed at Barack Obama's daughters.

legal


In One Person's Word posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get a discussion of the low UK rape conviction rates and a list of some of the flimsy reasons why crown prosecutors decided not to prosecute a particular case.

In Up to 5 year sentence for raping three month old posted at Astraea's Scales, we get a discussion of the plea deal which resulted in a guilty plea to the charge of attempted child abuse when the victim suffered permanent injuries.

In Fucked Up World posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of a YouTube video made by a girl who was frustrated over the lack of action in her rape case.

In Anonymous Rape Kits Not About Problems With Rape Victims posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the so-called Jane Doe rape kits which are mandated beginning in 2009 by the federal Violence Against Women Act.

In Significant Third Circuit ruling in federal child porn case posted at Sentencing Law and Policy, we get a discussion of the ruling in US v. Miller including an opinion on how convictions on multiple charges constituted double jeopardy.

In NY Gov’t Leaders, Activists Urge Strong Senate Bill to Curb Human Trafficking posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of efforts to have the US Senate consider and then pass stronger legislation against sex traffickers which was introduced in the House of Representatives.

In Offensive Remarks of the Month: Defense Attorneys Gone Wild Edition posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of comments made by Preston Wido's defense attorney, John Parrinello, against the alleged victims in the case.

In Are you kidding me? Wido pretty much skates. posted at Liz - Not Ranting, Just Saying., we get a discussion of the jury verdict in the rape case against Preston Wido where the only convictions came in the allegations related to the one victim who didn't have prior consensual sexual contact with Wido.

In Alabama's Changing Backlog Of Unprocessed Rape Kits posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the delay in processing rape kits and how recent improvements may be undone by state budget troubles.

In Legal Bullshit of the Day posted at Feministe, we get a discussion about a loophole in the New York state rape shield law.

media watch



In Twix Offers Interactive Date-Rape Tutorial posted at Happily Bitter, we get a discussion of an online "game" where men who eat Twix make decisions related to women.

In A positive trend? posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion of an article in the Staten Island Advance which shows a rape case where the system worked and the survivor had great support and yet still faced serious issues in her recovery process.

In Locked in Limbo posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion about a series of articles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about Minnesota's civil commitment program and the related policy problems.

miscellany


In The Sex Ed I Had posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about the gaps in the sex ed in Sweden.

In Unethical Influence posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a discussion of the influence continuum which is a tool to help identify unethical or illegal types of influence.

In The Top 100 Criminal Justice Blogs posted at Criminal Justice Degrees Guide, we get a list of diverse blogs.

personal stories


In Shove It: Part 2 - Don't write a poem about rape posted at The Buffaloe Pen, we learn about an editor who sent a 6 page rejection letter stating that most women who are raped are asking for it and we get to read the poem dedicated to that editor.

In Had My Tears Stolen posted at rmott62, we get a discussion about how violence changes something as simple and basic as crying.

raising awareness


In Imagine posted at Crisis Worker Diary, we get a discussion of how descriptions of those who report rape and those who are accused of rape impacts people's perceptions of rape cases without any information about the evidence in a particular case.

In Recognizing An Emotionally Abusive Relationship posted at HomeSpunHealers, we get a discussion about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an emotionally abusive relationship.

In Puzzle Pieces posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion about how fear can stop those who have been abused from putting all the pieces together and recognizing abuse and knowing that the victim of that abuse is not the one at fault for it.

In Rape as Weapon of War in Burma posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about issues raised by an article in The Women’s International Perspective about the use of rape as a tool of war in Burma/Myanmar.

In What If 19 Hour Rape Ordeal Were Done To Spouse Or Friend? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the differing perceptions people have about rape cases where the crime is the same, but the view of the victim differs.

recovery


In Sexual Healing posted at Here and Now ~*~ 4 Angel~*~, we get a discussion about using the book The Sexual Healing Journey; A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz as part of the therapeutic journey.

In Surviving Survival posted at rmott62, we get a discussion about how different challenges come up after abuse ends because many of the feelings which come up in the recovery process were blocked for self-protection whenever they came up during abuse.

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 Jun. 28 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Jul. 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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1 Comments:

At June 18, 2008 9:53 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Thank you - as always -- for my mentions Marcella

You always have such fantastic thought-provoking material here!!

 

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