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Here are the selections for this edition of the carnival against sexual violence:
In Didn't you? posted at Ripples in a small pond, we get a poem about the author's rape experience.
In Lesotho woman under pressure to bear HIV positive husband a son posted at OneLove, we get a discussion about the demands that women keep having children until they give their husbands a son.
In Power abusing predator judge about to get his ass impeached posted at Uppity Woman, we get a discussion of impeachment proceedings against a federal judge sentenced to 33 months in prison for obstructing justice in an investigation–of him.
In Flasher's DNA Matches Unsolved Rape Cases posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case which disproves the assumptions many people have about those convicted of non-contact sex crimes.
In The Limits of Consent Part 2 posted at Feminist Mormon Housewives, we get a discussion about the contrasting attitudes many athletes have about rape based on the victim's gender.
In cuts to sexual abuse crisis line posted at The Hand Mirror, we get a discussion of budget cuts in Auckland, New Zealand.
In Irish Catholic Church Child Abuse posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a report about the findings of 10 years of research into sexual and physical abuse to children living in Irish institutions.
In Matthew Johns, feeling trapped and out-numbered? posted at blue milk, we get a discussion about how the apology given on The Footy Show highlights common attitudes towards sexual violence and exploitation.
In My Antifeminist Childhood: "Sex Type Thing" Edition posted at Unapologetically Female, we get a discussion of the disturbing lyrics of a Stone Temple Pilots song.
In The Matthew Johns Scandal: blaming the victim posted at femina, we get a discussion about comments made on the Internet about the woman who disclosed gang rape.
In The duty of fiction writers to tell the truth: Part I posted at Wallaby, we get the first in a series of posts about Jodi Picoult’s use of false rape allegations as a plot device.
In "I am a survivor of rape." posted at M. Colleen McDevitt, we get a powerful video featuring 4 women who talk about their rapes and the aftermath of those rapes.
In Leaving "The Lifestyle" posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion of an interview done by NPR's Michel Martin with Jackie McReynolds, who runs Angels Project Power, and Nakita Harrison, a client of that organization.
In Rape and the New York Times posted at Long Way Home, we get a discussion about Nicolas Kristof's description of the ongoing violence in Liberia.
In Blaming women some more, just using big words this time posted at In a strange land, we get an analysis of statements which mix excuses, victim blaming, and telling women that they are the people who are responsible for not letting themselves be raped.
In Women Need To Be Educated About Inherent Gang Rape Dangers posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss an article in Fox news Australia which describes premeditated and systematic gang rape as "sex dangers."
In Rape or just "bad sex" the myth about consent posted at One woman, many truths, we get the story of one woman's rape which examines how her view of ultimately giving in to the act being committed against them changed in the 14 years since that rape.
In Breaking the circle posted at The F Word, we get a candid view of repeat experiences of being targeted with abuse and sexual assault by boys and men.
In Matthew Johns just a product of Aussie society posted at The Voice of Today's Apathetic Youth, we get a discussion about how sexually dangerous athletes bring their dangerous biases with them when they join professional sports teams.
In Child Sexual Abuse: Matter of Grave Concern posted at The Viewspaper, we get a discussion of incestuous child sexual abuse and related attitudes in India.
In Guest Commentary: Tabatha on Rape, Racism, and Recent Protests posted at Opposing Bigotry, we get a discussion of a racist, anti-immigrant group called Oregonian's For Immigration Reform (OFIR) which hosted a demonstration outside a Wendy's restaurant in Milwaukee, Oregon and responded to the rape of one worker at the hands of another at the restaurant by seizing on the immigration status of the accused rapist as the defining factor.
In Debunking common excuses for rape posted at The Hand Mirror, we get a response to a variety of ways that rape is denied or blamed on the victim.
In Could Sex Workers' Rights Be Wrong? posted at End Human Trafficking, we get a powerful conversation with a woman who was trafficked as a child and is still in the commercial sex industry because her criminal record acts as a barrier.
In Anger posted at rage is good, we get a discussion about a woman who did everything she was supposed to do to protect herself, but was still murdered by her ex-husband soon after their divorce was final.
In Unfortunately, the Numbers Don't Lie posted at Change Happens, we get links to a month’s worth of news about sexual assault on college campuses, from April 20 to May 20 (some stories may be triggering).
In Domestic Violence and Sex Ed: What?s the Connection? posted at Sex Ed, Honestly, we get a discussion sparked by a fund-raising event for Womanspace, a local organization that gives shelter, counseling and care to women who have been physically and sexually abused by their husbands and partners.
In International Exploitation of Children and the Sweden Solution posted at In the Best Interest: Child Advocacy Law, we get a discussion of a shift of thinking and law related to prostitution where those who pay are criminalized instead of prosecuting those being prostituted as a way to reduce the financial rewards for sex traffickers.
In SAFETY FIRST: Assessing Safety of Sexual Abuse Survivors posted at Discussing Dissociation, we get insight from a trauma therapist with 25 years of clinical experience in the areas of trauma and dissociation.
In iSurvive - Blogging for a Cause Part 2 posted at My Monster Has A Name, we get information about a survivor's forum.
In Report On Sexual Violence In Minnesota And Call For Action posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss research and proposed actions based on that research.
In Newsflash! Rape survivors might have some opinions on how police could handle their cases better! posted at That's Why I'm a Feminist, we get a discussion of a project to ask victims about their own experiences which will be conducted next year and a part of an audit of police forces and Crown Prosecution Service performance.
In Men Can Stop Rape - From Theory to Practice Strength Training posted at Advocate Trainings, we get information about a training in DC scheduled for July.
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.
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