Monday, June 15, 2009

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 72

Welcome to the June 15, 2009 edition of the Carnival Against Sexual Violence.

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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.

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

creative expression


In THE CRITIC WRITES POEMS: Survivors posted at Galatea Resurrects #12 (A Poetry Engagement), we get 3 poems about the feelings survivors have at different times.

In Our Little Secret posted at The Viewspaper, we see the impact of sexual abuse from a narrative told from the perspective of a 10-year old.

gender


In On late-term abortions and sex ed/contraception posted at Hoyden About Town, we get a discussion about how traditional pregnancy prevention will do nothing to reduce late-term abortions because those abortions are linked to serious medical conditions in planned and wanted pregnancies and related to the rape of children.

legal


In Paedophile ring 'abused children in State homes' posted at Clerical Whispers, we get a discussion of abuse in Ireland and elsewhere in the UK which was outside the scope of the Ryan Report.

In 15-Year-Old's Accused Rapists Will Not Be Charged in Florida posted at Zelda Lily: Feminism in a Bra, we get a discussion of the reason 2 men who admitted to "receiving a sex act” from an underage girl in an alleged six-man assault, will not be charged for their crime.

In La. Gov. Scraps Civil Commitment Program posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of a decision made by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

In Just Released: Sexual Harassment Alive and Well in Baltimore posted at Womenstake.org, the official blog of the National Women's Law Center, we get a discussion about why the U.S. Court of Appeals should reverse the harmful decision in Harris v. Baltimore.

In Man Accused Of Arranging Wife's Rape On Craigslist posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss why the man who agreed to a husband's request cannot validly claim that he had consent.

In Man Allegedly Rapes Girlfriend Live on Webcam posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the case where man in Arizona was arrested for raping his girlfriend while she was unconscious.

In My About-Face on the Death Penalty: Goodbye Tori posted at The Den of Psychosis, we get a discussion about the ongoing case of Tori Stafford from Woodstock, Ontario.

media watch


In Darn Women, Getting Themselves Raped and Making Life Difficult for the Menz posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion about the semantics which turn rape into sex.

In Rape of the Heroine: examining rape as a tool in Sara Douglass' fantasy novels posted at o filthy grandeur!, we get a discussion of how rape is use to further the plot or to create a character flaw in an otherwise sympathetic character.

In I apologize for linking to Glenn Greenwald posted at Reclusive Leftist, we get a discussion about how someone who is against torture cannot see torture even when it is included in the work of an extreme pornographer such as Max Hardcore.

In isn't "hate sex" rape? posted at skeptifem, we get a brief discussion of an article on Playboy's website where an author focused on conservative women.

In Summer Reading posted at Men Standing Up: Taking Action Against Sexual Assault, we get a review of the book Goat: A Memoir by Brad Land.

In Harsh words make my point posted at Stop Baptist Predators, we get a discussion of an article in the Associated Baptist Press about the book, This Little Light, about clergy abuse.

In Misogynistic Lyrics and Acts of Resistance posted at Change Happens, we get a discussion of Eminem’s latest album, Relapse which includes lyrics where the POV character commits rape and efforts by different students to respond to this musical support for violence.

In m did not rape you he just drew a diagram posted at Tiger Beatdown, we get a discussion which takes another blogger to task for thinking posting about wanting to rape -- complete with a diagram -- make him edgy, provocative, or a great and individual thinker who is somehow being oppressed.

In Rape Isn't a Game posted at AAUW Dialog, we get a discussion of the relationship between harmful gender stereotypes and rape simulation video games.

In David Letterman's Joke About Knocking Up Gov. Palin's Daughter posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the joke told by Letterman and the cultural narrative which that joke tapped into about the assumed lack of sexual morality of girls who become pregnant.

In Might As Well Just Hit Myself With A Rolled-Up Cosmo posted at Relationship Underarm Stick, we get a discussion of an article entitled Is It Ever Okay To Stay If He’s Hit You?

In victim blaming shrouded in sympathy posted at What a crazy random happenstance, we get a discussion of articles which present basic data about domestic violence situations before jumping right back into backhanded and subtle victim blaming.

personal stories


In Rape Jokes: Still Not Funny posted at Daughter of the Ring of Fire, we get a discussion about how the introduction to a poetry event went sour during a reminder for attendees to drink responsibly.

In In the Eye of the Camera posted at rmott62, we get a discussion about the added trauma of having sexual violence recorded as porn.

In "Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it" posted at Nothing personal, we get the first entry of a novel, based on a 10-year ordeal of violence and recovery, being written live through blog entries.

raising awareness


In Students Active for Ending Rape posted at Equality Standard, we get an Interview with Margaret Mikkelsen, Executive Director of S.A.F.E.R.

In Sexual Abuse at Abu Ghraib posted at Gender Across Borders, we get a discussion about why the photos documenting abuse should be released to the public even if they include photos of sexual abuse.

In Sexual Assault Within Fraternities: The Intersection of Homophobia and Hypermasculinity posted at Speaking Out., we get a discussion about the changes in frat culture and how those changes relate to sexual violence.

In Are All Men Capable Of Refraining From Rape? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I respond to the question about whether all men are capable of committing rape with a question of my own.

In University of the Pacific Says Date Rape is Not Rape posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the statements made by a university spokesperson which equates rape only with the actions of someone who jumps out from behind a bush.

recovery


In My Inner Warrior is Weeping posted at rmott62, we get an insight into the real impact of violence denial of someone harmed by prostitution.

research


In Not for Sale posted at Cold SnapDragon, we get a discussion of book called 'Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography' edited by Christine Stark and Rebecca Whisnant.

In Of Abuse & Avatars — And Outrage posted at Relationship Underarm Stick, we get a discussion about research which focuses primarily on the impact of the behavior of victims & potential victims which can lead to them being held accountable rather than centering research on perpetrators so they are viewed as being the cause of abuse.

solutions


In Reaction vs. Prevention posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion sparked by a response from a politician's staff which conflates helping victims with violence prevention.

In Bystander Intervention posted at Men Standing Up: Taking Action Against Sexual Assault, we get a discussion about what people can do when they see behavior which is problematic such as a man pressuring a woman or when they hear statements or jokes which support violence or abuse.

In RESPECT! Campaign Provides Tools Related To Respectful Relationships posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I provide information on a new campaign to help prevent dating and domestic violence.

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.

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 June 15, 2009 2:48 AM, OpenID rmott62 said...

Thanks so much Marcella.

 

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