Monday, September 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 54

Welcome to the Sept. 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:

legal


In "In a rape, the rapists are on trial, not the raped" posted at churumuri, we get a discussion of the ruling by the Supreme Court of India which overturned a lower court ruling that rape wasn't a crime if the woman raped appeared to be promiscuous in her sexual behaviour.

In New Washington State Law Allows Previous Victims To Testify posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a new law which allows rape victims whose own cases cannot be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations to testify in another victim's case when that testimony shows a pattern of violence.

In Rape as a Crime Against Persons posted at dia a la noche, we get a discussion of the change in Phillipine law in 1997 which changed rape from a crime against chastity.

In Symbolism and Rape posted at Feminist Mormon Housewives, we get a discussion of rape laws and trials in antebellum America.

In New Zealand takes a look at its sexual violence laws posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion of discussion document seeking public comment on some possible legislative changes.

In Federal panel issues prison rape prevention recommendations posted at Grits for Breakfast, we get a discussion of proposed actions to help reduce the number of prison rapes.

In Rapists Get a Pass in Knoxville: It's Her Fault posted at The Crone Speaks, we get a discussion about a serial rapist who dragged a woman into an abandoned building, hog-tied and raped repeatedly over 12 hours and got the jury to believe his actions were partly the fault of his victim.

In Complete Vindication for False Confessor Jorge Hernandez posted at Bluhm Blog, we get a discussion of the handling of a rape and beating case of a 94-year-old woman now linked to Roberto Cruz Recendes including how police elicited a false confession.

In Prison Guards on Trial posted at Astraea's Scales, we get a discussion about a case where an 18-year-old man was raped while in jail after guards taunted him about his appearance and moved him into a cell with 14 convicted felons where he was left overnight.

In Afghan President pardons men convicted of bayonet gang rape posted at International Campaign Against Honour Killings, we get a discussion of a pardon that the victim and her family only learned about when they saw the rapists in their village.

In Perverting The Course Of Justice Case Falls Apart posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the handling of a case where the investigators turned against a woman who reported rape and her friend after the alleged rapist claimed, "It was consensual."

In Comme CICA, comme ca... posted at PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer, we get a discussion of compensation given in a case where a 3-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped and thrown out of a car during a police chase.

In Forgive Me Father: New Jersey Court Finds Cleric-Penitent Privilege Doesn't Apply In Child Molestation Case posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion of when testimony about an admission of guilt made to someone who can be barred from testifying won't be barred.

media watch


In What About The Men?? Or Why Misogyny Harms Male Rape Survivors posted at High On Rebellion, we get a discussion about how those who dismiss discussion of rape when the victim is a girl or woman are not helping boys and men who are raped.

In The Nature of Sexism posted at Stirring the Pot, we get a discussion of how the results of a study about the sexual exploitation of street children is framed based on who we expect to be sexually exploited.

In NY Times: Victims "Hurting Themselves" By Being Raped posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the bad behavior of British citizens while they are on vacation in other countries which includes being raped as one of those vacation activities.

miscellany


In The Abe Sada Incident (Part One) posted at Providentia, we get a discussion of a 1936 murder case where the woman who confessed was raped as a teenager before being sold to a geisha house.

personal stories


In masculinity from the outside posted at beyond mere survival, we get discussion sparked by an advocate's call out where an 18-year-old man first raged at her and then began to talk about the violence he'd lived through.

In Emotional Masochist? posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of unexpectedly encountering pictures of the person who raped you.

raising awareness


In Why the scare tactics? Austin PD hyping stranger danger posted at Grits for Breakfast, we get a discussion of a video called Stranger Danger which gives advice to parents which heightens fear while ignoring that most abducted children are taken by someone they know.

In Welcome back to school, kind of? posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get college safety tips which avoid victim blaming.

In The Unfortunate Epidemic : Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World posted at AUTISM AWARENESS, we get a discussion about violence which many people may not be aware of.

In it seems so hard to do posted at Everybody Does It: An Alternative Sex Blog, we get a discussion about frotteurs, who think rubbing up against others who don't consent to be touched, and the social pressure on victims of unwanted touching to act as if nothing were happening.

In Teddies on Tour for child abuse posted at imaginif, we get a discussion of a virtual tour where survivors of child abuse and sexual violence can send in an anonymous story tags to help raise awareness.

research


In The Link Between Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Violence posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the results of a study which should impact sex education and the response to stories about teen pregnancy pacts.

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 Sept. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Sep. 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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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:01 AM   2 comments links to this post

2 Comments:

At September 01, 2008 7:15 PM, Anonymous Megan from Imaginif said...

Thanks for including the Teddy Tour Marcella.
It is great to see that this Carnival is still going. It is a credit to your determination and commitment.

 
At September 04, 2008 9:12 PM, Anonymous dirtypreposition said...

Thanks too for including our post on frotteurs. It's an honor.

From one activist to another - keep fighting the good fight!

 

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