Sunday, June 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violnece 48

Welcome to the June 1, 2008 edition of the carnival against sexual violence. This edition marks the carnival's second anniversary.

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 Give Me a Break posted at rmott62, we get a discussion of the "whore" mythology which is the artificial image of the prostituted woman as viewed by those who wish to continue their “right” to buy or sell women or girls and their right to ignore the reality of those who are prostituted which doesn't fit into this mythology.

In Does FGM Reduce Women to Sex Toys? posted at Womanist Musings, we get a discussion about the idea that female genital mutilation should not be criticized by western feminists due to cultural imperialism.

legal


In Do we have to have several decades of lawsuits? posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about rape survivors suing their schools (the University of Tampa and a K-12 school system in Connecticut) for ignoring information that should have let them know that a coach or teacher was a threat to students.

In Differentiating Between Jerks And Criminals posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the common excuse given for those charged with crimes as being nothing more than jerks when those people took deliberate actions to harm another person.

In Punishment to be Commensurate with Offence posted at law Matters, we get a discussion of judicial observations which were made in a case in which the Court confirmed the death sentence of a man, Mohan Anna Chavan, who had raped and murdered two minor girls, a mere five months after his release from prison on rape charges.

In Proposed California Law Aimed at Better Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities Who Have Been Victims of Crime posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion of Assembly Bill 2038 which responds to the increased risks that people with disabilities face for being victims of crime and which allocates resources for new programming, such as police training.

In Man Who Wanted His Victim Charged With Assault Has A Week To Consider His Guilty Plea posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a lenient plea offer given to a man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's house while she slept and who tried to kill her.

In Consent, Rape, and Promises to Marry posted at law Matters, we get a discussion of The case of Pradeep Kumar v. State of Bihar, 2007 which looks at how the Supreme Court of India views consent to sex given as a result of a promise to marry.

media watch


In Sports Columnist Calls Out Sports-Related Misogyny posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about a column written by Mike Wise from the Washington Post about the Chicago White Sox clubhouse having 2 blow-up dolls and the placement of baseball bats and a sign which read "You've got to push."

In Rape Appologist Getting Shot Down posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about responses to letters to the editors written by rape apologists.

In Grand Theft Auto IV: Women Screwed, Run Over, Shot and Burned posted at NoPornNorthampton, we get a discussion about how extreme violence against women has been hightlighted in a trailer for the video game and how violent gaming relates to broader attitudes about violence.

miscellany


In Nun Who Wanted To Expose Sex Abuse Dies posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the actions of Sister Catherine Mulkerrin who pressed Roman Catholic church leaders in Boston to warn parishioners about priests who had been accused of sexual abuse.

personal stories


In Two Situations, One Rape posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about the contrast between what seems to be a risky situation for rape and what seems to be a safe situation and a look at which situation contained a rape.

In On Personal Agency and Made-Up Areas of Neutrality, posted at the Science Ethicist, we get a discussion of common defensive responses when people are called on their bigotries or their acceptance of criminal behavior.

In Non-Relationship posted at Indian at Home, we get to why the time to ask if sex is unwanted is before ignoring a lack of response and not weeks afterwards.

In Open Secrets posted at elle, phd, we get a discussion about how often the rape of children by family members are open secrets which don't get reported by non-victims because of what reporting would do to the rapist who is otherwise seen as a decent person and how child victims often feel powerless to speak out because of this attitude about whose well-being is most important.

raising awareness


In If People Don't Understand The Difference Between Consent And Compliance When ... posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss how those who can't seem to understand that compliance isn't consent in sex crimes have no trouble understanding this difference in non-sex crimes.

In Phyllis Schlafly: Husbands Can't Rape Wives posted at About Agnosticism/Atheism, we get a discussion of the contradictory attitudes which allows someone who calls herself a conservative to support rape within marriage as long as the husband doesn't get too violent in the process of ignoring lack of consent.

In Why bother with calling me a bitch when you can just shoot me? posted at Essential Presence, we get a discussion about the shooting of 18-year-old Mildred Beaubrun after she and her friends were sexually harassed by men in another car.

In Democracy vs. Domestic Violence posted at GNIF Brain Blogger, we get a discussion of intersectionality which looks at how violence is affected by the groups we belong to that are treated unequally and subjected to various kinds of stress and discrimination.

research


In A number of relevant reports posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion of different reports on how college campuses can reduce sexual violence and how they can help students who are assaulted to have enough confidence in the college's judicial system to report their assaults.

solutions


In Demand a National 24 Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Helpline - SIGN THE PETITION! posted at At the Root, we get information about efforts in the UK to get a national hotline.

In The Importance of Real Sex Education posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about what makes sex education effective and complete.

In 106 Organizations That Are Changing the World - Are you helping? posted at VagabondetteVA, we get a discussion of different organizations which provide much needed help.

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