Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 68

Welcome to the Apr. 8, 2009 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.

Before I begin the carnival, I want to again thank everyone who helped with my fundraising effort for my travel expenses to the WAM! 2009 conference. At our workshop, Pulling the Plug on Rape Culture One Word at a Time, we had a full room. I also gained valuable information which I will be using to get the word out to a wider audience.

Here are the selections for this edition of the carnival against sexual violence:


In Drug rape doesn't happen... oh wait posted at The Feminist Housewife, we get a discussion of the danger that comes from refusing to believe reports of drug-facilitated rape can be accurate.

In That Horrible Taxi Rapist Guy posted at Cruella-blog, we get a discussion about the conviction of cabdriver John Worboys and how this crime can impact those who may never know if they were a victim of this type of rapist.

In Burglary is Not a Non-Violent Crime, #2: A Lesson on DNA and Recidivism posted at Crime Victims Media Report, we get a discussion of what happens when certain crimes are dismissed or under-prosecuted simply because they are deemed non-violent.

In Speechless posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the rationalizing statements made by Josef Fritzl when he pleaded guilty to only some of the charges against him.

In Thanks for your input, Rudolf posted at Fuck Politeness, we get a discussion of justifying comments made by the attorney representing Josef Fritzl.

In Rape Not Necessarily a Crime in London - Until Last Year posted at Change Happens, we get a discussion about the improper classification of reports to the police by women who believed they might have been raped while unconscious as no crime.

In It's not "sex," it's rape posted at Feministing, we get a discussion of a case where an 18 year-old man was given only 6 months in jail for raping two women.

In Dismissive attitudes towards rape victims persist in the Met posted at The F-Word Blog, we get a discussion of rape complaints that were repeatedly filed as ‘Crime Related Incidents (CRIs)’ rather than as alleged criminal offences in six Metropolitan boroughs.

In Two wrongs = suspended sentence for rape posted at In a strange land, we get a discussion of a judge who treated an underage girl being "severely drunk" as a mitigating factor when it came to reducing the sentences of two men convicted of having underage sex with her.

In Thoughts on Castration for Sex Offenders posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about debates raging in Europe over whether is ethical and/or smart to castrate sex offenders as a form of punishment or rehabilitation.

media watch

In Sexual Violence in PostSecrets posted at This is Rape, we get a discussion the secrets related to sexual violence that are only disclosed in postcards.

In Rape Culture posted at Directionless Bones, we get a discussion of how a cartoon of an attempted rape has fans on a FaceBook group for those who love sex.

In MSNBC must have a pretty screwed up thesaurus posted at skeptifem, we get a discussion about what crimes and criminal allegations get described as a sex scandal.

In Spot the difference posted at Too Much To Say For Myself, we get a discussion about how headline writers interpret a rape victim's misplaced self-blame for a crime committed against her.

personal stories

In A Satirical "thank-you"-note to the opponents of feminism posted at Feminist at Sea, we get a discussion about how gross ignorance and bigotry can be a motivating force for positive action.

In 3rd Blog Anniversary posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss my journey of blogging against sexual violence and for prevention.

In Throwing Starfish posted at the voices of thistle farms, we get an analogy which is often used to motivate people to help when the problems seem overwhelming and a discussion of the flaws in this analogy.

raising awareness

In Some people are idiots posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a brief post about what it means when a woman can be sued for saying no to sex after a date.

In No Person is "Born to Rape" posted at A Womyn's Ecdysis, we get a response to a psychiatrist who claimed that a man can be born to rape.

In Open Letter to Chris Brown posted at Diary of a Black Male Feminist, we get insight from a man who has been guilty of viewing women as objects to be obtained and who went after an unattainable woman by manipulatively pretending to be a nice guy and who was shocked out of his arrogance by what he learned through his manipulation.

In Alleged Proof Of Bias Toward Women posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I respond to an anonymous woman's comment attacking a woman who reported rape, saying, "what about false allegations" while she presents men's accounts related to rape as factual or inherently more credible.

In Sleeping Beauties (Rape Awareness Month) posted at Jim C. Hines, we get a discussion about the myth that taking advantage of another person's unconsciousness is just having sex with that person when the reality is that this behavior is rape.

In When a Man is the Victim: A Second Study in Rape Apology posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the differences and similarities in how rape is denied or minimized based on the victim's gender.


In I Lay Down and Wept posted at rmott62, we get the overwhelming feelings that can come long after the violence has ended.

In Doormat No More! posted at Survivors Can Thrive!, we get a discussion about learning that you have the right to set boundaries and have those boundaries respected.


In Hope posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of positive changes to the way sexual violence is discussed by a professor.

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.

I will schedule the next edition depending on how fast the nominations come in, with the goal to get back to the normal 1st/15th of the month publication dates.

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,

Marcella Chester

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At April 08, 2009 8:05 AM, Anonymous Holly said...

Excellent carnival, great submissions. Thanks for running this carnival.

At June 21, 2009 11:02 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Anonymous, I rejected your comment. If you want your claims to be approved then provide specific evidence to back up those claims and make your claims using your identity.

If you believe your claims are factual then be willing to back them up and be willing to be associated with the claims you make.


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