Friday, August 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 52

Welcome to the Aug. 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:

creative expression


In This One Rocks! posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a cartoon which highlights the absurdity of victim blaming.

gender


In Snickers Get Some Nuts posted at Womanist Musings, we get a discussion of how a candy commercial reflects the social constructs of gender and the price to be paid by those who refuse to comply.

legal


In Which girls deserve protection? (by Suzie) posted at ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES, we get a discussion about the request for leniency by Gons Nachma who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography he produced while serving as a consular officer in Brazil and Congo.

In Rape Apologism Ends in Suicide posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the way Dominican College leaders handled, or failed to handle, a college student's report of rape and the assumptions made about the men involved who held a sheet of paper up to the surveillance camera which alleged provided her written consent.

In Because the iPod is worth more posted at Yes, I Must Be Crazy, we get a discussion about what is being taught about rape in law school and the contrast between rape and other crimes related to who has the burden of proof when an affirmative defense (alleged victim consented to what is being called a crime) is used.

In India, land of bride burnings, has more progressive rape laws than we do. Surprise! posted at Rage Against the Man-chine, we get a discussion about contrasts between different countries' rape laws.

In Iowa Athletic Department Cover-Up of Sexual Assault Investigated posted at Title IX Blog, we get a discussion about how the a rape report against 2 University of Iowa football players was handled by members of the athletic department.

In PTSD As Trauma Disorder NOT Psychiatric Illness posted at Dangerous Liaisons, we get a discussion about how to get the courts to acknowledge PSTD and provide appropriate accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

In Shocking twist to murder, rape posted at CrimProf Blog, we get a discussion of evidence backing up the denial of rape by admitted murderer David Steffen which has now led to a grand jury indicating a former coroner office's employee.

In If You Are Killed After Testimony Will Your Voice Be Heard? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a US Supreme Court ruling which threw out testimony on the grounds that the man who shot her has been denied the right to cross-examine her.

media watch


In Roman Polanski & injustice (by Suzie) posted at ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES, we get a discussion of the documentary about the criminal case where Polanski claimed the only crime was statutory while his victim claimed that she told him no repeatedly and how easily the sex criminal gets viewed as being the victim of an unfair legal system.

personal stories


In Don't Want to Think About It posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion about how not wanting to do something isn't taken as an acceptable answer and how apologies are used to cover for refusing to respect another person's personal boundaries.

In (my) truth about causality, queerness, and abuse posted at where the revolution's gonna begin, we get a discussion about how sexual abuse and sexuality can be entwined.

In Clueless Het Guy Is Clueless posted at Jesurgislac's Journal, we get a discussion of the internal and external responses to a man who followed a woman walking alone at night, tapped her on the shoulder in order to ask her for a drink and who accepted no as an answer.

raising awareness


In You don't own her posted at An Onymous Lefty, we get a discussion about attitudes about spousal rape including a study which found that only one in five police officers surveyed believe a woman should report being raped by her husband.

In Starting with an army of one to fight violence against black women posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get an open letter written by Kendra Tappin of Stanford University.

In Justice For Sex Trade Workers posted at Womanist Musings, we get a discussion of the reasons given for why the murders and/or rapes of those in the sex trade are not solved and how too few people view this as a problem.

In What the Fuck is Wrong With my Friends? posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of victim blaming which comes from those around us.

In Pope Benedict XVI apologises to victims of sexual abuse in Australia posted at Larvatus Prodeo, we get a discussion of setting for the Pope's statements and the contrast between that statement and one made by Bishop Anthony Fisher and how statements alone fix nothing.

In This needs to end now posted at Littoral Mermaid, we get a discussion about acceptable voices of experience and how being against prostitution is often described as proof that the person hates those in prostitution.

In Victims Partly To Blame For Nurse's 20 Year Pattern Of Sexual Abuse? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the results of an inquiry which listed the victims as being partly responsible for a continuation of abuse.

research


In Power, Anger, and Sadistic Rapists and other articles in the latest issue of International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology posted at Psychology and Crime News, we get a discussion about a study of the psychological profiling of offenders.

In Woman Comparable to Men in Domestic Violence: Stereotypes and their Consequences posted at Brain Blogger, we get a discussion about the research which looked at gender differences and similarities related to domestic violence.

solutions


In Sunday inspiration: simple, effective action posted at Hoyden About Town, we get a discussion of the work begun by Olga Murray, who devised a simple, practical philanthropic solution that has virtually eradicated a tradition of starving Nepalese farming families selling their daughters into indentured servitude.

In Get Real! My Best Friend Was Raped: What Can I Do For Her? posted at Reproductive Health RHRealityCheck.org, we get a discussion in response to all the gray areas around rape between people who know each other.

In The SAFER Policies Database Project: The Clery Act posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get information on a database which was created as an interactive tool for users to search for their school’s sexual assault policy and for information on disciplinary hearings. In addition to a legal analysis, the Database provides comments on specific positive and negative elements of various school policies.

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 Aug. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Aug. 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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At August 01, 2008 3:20 PM, Blogger Lindsay said...

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it before, but thanks for putting these carnivals together! They're really useful and good reads - you and your work is much appreciated!

 

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