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Here are the selections for this edition of the carnival against sexual violence:
In The Illusion Of Virginity posted at Womanist Musings, we get a discussion of the gendered nature of valuing virginity and the high stakes which can be involved if a girl or woman doesn't prove her virginity on her wedding night.
In Islam vs. Christianity, Re: Feminism posted at Screaming Into The Void, we get a discussion of the practicing of othering similar problems in different cultures or religions so that similar acts of violence are worse simply because of the label applied which allows many people to ignore violence committed by people like them.
In "The Countertraffickers" posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of efforts to help those who have been trafficked to have lives free of exploitation.
In UN declares rape a war crime! posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about the acknowledgement that rape in war is more than individual random acts of violence during the "chaos" of war.
In What does it take? posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the R. Kelly trial and subsequent acquittal despite video evidence.
In Most rapists are given a pass in Galveston County posted at South Texas Chisme, we get a discussion of the difference between the number rapes reported since 2006 (400) and the number of convictions (5) and how when explaining this difference those who reported being raped were blamed for the lack of convictions.
In Cops Beat Transexual Woman posted at Womanist Musings, we get a discussion about the descriptions used about the person beaten to minimize or justify the violence captured on video and how those descriptions often mute the protests which are made when others are subjected to the same type of violence.
In An Approach to Prostitution posted at Cold SnapDragon, we get a discussion about countries which are looking at targeting the customers of prostitution.
In Kennedy v. Louisiana - An Assessment of the Opinions posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of the US Supreme Court opinions on the case which overturned the death penalty for child rape.
In National Child Protection Training Center In Winona MN posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a new program which will provide systematic training to prosecutors, police, social workers and others so that fewer mistakes are made on the job and so that fewer abused children will be left unprotected.
In Open Letter to PBS: Why Didn't You Film the "Carrier" Rape-Stops? posted at Women's Space, we get a discussion of how a documentary glossed over the reality of the use of the sexually trafficked by members of the military.
In Don't Blame Men, Blame the Bikini posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about how study finding are used to excuse men from accountability for their inappropriate behavior.
In When Walking Women Home is Problematic posted at Doing Feminism, we get a discussion about the assumptions made about walking others home because of concerns about stranger rapists.
In Discovering Feelings posted at rmott62, we get a discussion of the process of rediscovering feelings after years of having the feeling killed because of violence or neglect.
In First Post posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of the possible reasons -- good and bad -- that a post describing rape remains among the most read on a survivor's blog.
In "We're the Only Ones Who Can Save Them" posted at elle, phd, we get a discussion about the idea that abuse victims have to be saved which uses criticism of abuse victims to support this idea while ignoring systemic under-responses which contribute to largely unchecked escalations of violence.
In Dissociative Identity Disorder posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, we get a discussion of dissociating by separating the self or ego, from trauma happening in "real" time through creating another identity.
In Thoughts on Choice posted at rmott62, we get a discussion about how "choice" is used to silence those who question prostitution because of the harm done to the prostituted and how it is used to dismiss the harm done to the prostituted.
In Closing out posted at Crisis Worker Diary, we get a discussion about closing out different cases including one where a mother seemed determined to have her child labeled as a false accuser in order to protect her husband.
In Do Jerks Commit Rape More? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss how often the actions of men related to traits they possess such as narcissism are used to pass judgment on women.
In Partner Rape posted at The Corvid Diaries, we get a discussion of a wide range of information about partner rape including links to helpful resources.
In Statement of Black Men Against the Exploitation of Black Women posted at NewBlackMan, we get information on a recent anti-violence campaign.
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 Jul. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Jul. 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.
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