Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 51

Welcome to the July 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 Getting Coffee, Getting Stereotypes posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of an opinion in the Eastern District of PA where the judge dismissed the plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim by noting that serving coffee "is not, by itself, a gender specific act."

In Just Because They are WOMEN posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS, we get a discussion about how often women are treated as things and how men who do this rationalize the situation until they are better people than the women they use.

legal


In Kyle Payne and Screening For Sexual Assault Advocates posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about how lack of funding for college sexual assault programs can allow dangerous students to volunteer to work with rape victims.

In "Advocate" Turns Abuser posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of anti-violence blogger, Kyle Payne, who was arrested and charged with assaulting an unconscious woman and who recently pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and “invasion of privacy.”

In Stuck in Legal Limbo posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of a sex offender who can't go home from the hospital because he can't find housing that doesn't violate local law that also has handicap accessibility.

In The Death Penalty as Punishment for the Rape of Children posted at elle, phd, we get a discussion of the recent US Supreme Court opinion and the notion that victims of child rape are "destined" to be miserable.

In This is Not the Right Type of Equality posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of a case where a 13-year-old boy was raped by a 26-year-old women and the negative comments made by the defendant and her defense team about the victim.

In Abusive Stalking Using the Courts posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a discussion about how ex-partners who have restraining orders against them which forbids them from seeing their victim, sending them a letter or calling them can file numerous claims as a way to stalk victims of domestic abuse.

In Effective Backlash Against Rep James Fagan's Treatment Of Child Rape Victims posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the reactions to a defense attorney who said that minimum sentences for child rape would cause him to go to trial and to try to destroy the victim on the stand.

media watch


In Is "pregnancy pact" the new MSM code for child rape? posted at Hoyden About Town, we get a discussion of news coverage of a case which was initially made out to sound like a bizarre and exploitative, but mutually agreed upon surrogacy arrangement between mother, stepfather, and 15 year old daughter.

In "Very Young Girls" posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of a documentary film that chronicles the journey of young women through the underground world of sexual exploitation in New York City.

In Sports Rape Culture Keeps On Thriving posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion sparked by an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald which looks at the history of rape cases involving sports teams.

In Keeping Watch posted at ~Enola~, we get a discussion of a novel by Laurie R. King about a Vietnam Vet who, after the war, kidnaps children (and sometimes women too) who are abuse victims, gets them safely away with other family members, adopted families or into a safe house.

In Revictimization As Dangerous Game Of Chicken posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the use of anonymous sources and speculation in stories about the allegation of rape against 4 English rugby players and contrast that against a story which goes into more details about the allegations.

personal stories


In Admitting It: When a Woman is the Rapist posted at James Landrith is...Taking The Gloves Off, we get a discussion of one man's experience of being raped while unable to consent and then being raped again out of fear of what would happen if he resisted.

In Anniversary posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about the anger felt at the 2nd anniversary of rape and the wish to be able to let go.

In Looking over your shoulder?. posted at Holy Buck, Fatman!, we get a discussion sparked by reactions to the murder of Domestic Violence advocate Jana Mackey by an ex-boyfriend.

raising awareness


In Rape Stats. posted at An Open Letter by a Feminist, we get a discussion of the historical change in rape statistics.

In Embedded on My Body posted at rmott62, we get a discussion of the feeling of being a sex object where there was no separation between rape and the creation of porn.

In Sexual Violence Among NYC Teens posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion of a preliminary report by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault about sexual and physical violence experienced by NYC high school students.

In It's not about "sexual temptation" posted at Stop Baptist Predators, we get a discussion about how churches think about clergy sexual abuse.

In Why I Hate the Word “Incest” posted at Blooming Lotus, we get a discussion about how child rape is softened by calling what happened incest.

In Who's to Blame? posted at The Nerd, we get an allegorical story which highlights how our courts and our citizens have the habit of not taking cases of sexual assault seriously when the perpetrator is known to the victim or the victim is described as enticing.

recovery



In PTSD Hurts So Damned Much posted at rmott62, we get a discussion of how living with PTSD means living with the ghosts of those who committed violence.

In AFTER ABUSE posted at HELP FOR ABUSE - STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, we get a discussion about how to deal with the long term effects of domestic violence during the journey to return order to the survivor's life.

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. 29 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Aug. 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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