Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 83

Welcome to the December 1, 2009 edition of the Carnival Against Sexual Violence.

Quick FYI for those unfamiliar with blog carnivals and who wonder about this terminology, the term refers to collections of related blog posts. Check out blogcarnival.com for more information.

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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.

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:


In He walks the wooded trail, she walks the well-lit road posted at Stop Street Harassment!, we get a discussion about how often gender-based violence negatively influences the choices of women who haven't been personally victimized.


In Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Supports “No-Condoms-as-Evidence-of–Prostitution” Bill posted at Gender & Sexuality Law Blog, we get a discussion about the often conflicting goals of wanting to collect DNA evidence and wanting to reduce sexually transmitted diseases.

In U.S. Sailor Acquitted of Rape, Despite Admission of Physical Force posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about how bigoted attitudes trump evidence.

In Judge Advocate?: Court Of Appeals Of Ohio Finds Judge Didn't Abuse Discretion By Asking 89 Questions To Witness In Domestic Violence Trial posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion of a case where the defense attorney wanted a conviction overturned because of the number of questions the judge asked the victim in the case.

In NJ Parole Board Finds Sex Offender Polygraph Testing Effective posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of post-conviction testing.

In Should Lawyers Be Banned From Having Sex With Their Clients? posted at Above the Law, we get a discussion about the balance between wanting to ensure ethical behavior and confidentiality issues.

media watch

In Rape Kit Backlog and Systemic Problems In Rape Investigations posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the CBS news report about the current state of rape investigations in the US.

In Hey You "Pussies" Pretend To Hit "B*tches" And Become A "Gangsta" While You Learn About Violence Against Women posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a discussion of a Danish awareness campaign which encourages virtual violence against a woman in an effort to discourage violence against women as being cool.

In Dispatch Series on Domestic Violence is Excellent posted at The Madrigal Maniac, we get a discussion of reporting on the fear, pain, and obstacles to justice that victims of domestic violence face.

personal stories

In I am Strong but Fragile - What Rape Does to Your Life posted at A Place to Talk about Rape, we get a discussion about how feeling unsafe as a child, being molested and raped and raped again as a teen, can lead to issues as an adult.

In Gun To My Temple posted at Always Musing, we get a survivor's recounting of how her sister's boyfriend exploited her fear in various ways prior to rape.

In Edge of Destruction posted at rmott62, we get a discussion of how an external victory can be followed by internal turmoil.

raising awareness

In Stats about sexual violence in college against women posted at Tufts University Survivors of Rape, we get important information for those in college and for those who will being going to college.

In RCASA Friday Facts: Sexual Harassment? A Guide for Teens posted at Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault Blog, we get a discussion about the difference between flirting and sexual harassment and what teens can do if they are being harassed.

In Fundamental Conflict Between Rape As Crime Second Only To Murder And Proceeding When Other Person's Willingness Not Certain posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss how disclaimers are meaningless when people tolerate actions which are not genuinely consensual.


In Violence Unsilenced: Trauma and Bearing Witness posted at Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Chicago, we get a discussion of a site which allows survivors to gain connections and find ways to break their silence.


In Homelessness and Sexual Assault posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss Australian research on how sexual violence prior to or during homelessness require a trauma-informed approach to services for the homeless.

In Meet The Predators: But Which Ones? posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of how the surveys asking men about their sexual violence misses some men who have been sexually violent because of the limited scope of the actions measured.

In Predator Redux posted at Yes Means Yes Blog, we get a detailed discussion of research on sexually violent men done by professor David Lisak.

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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