Monday, May 03, 2010

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 93

Welcome to the May 3 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:


In 25 Eye-opening Studies and Infographics About Gendercide posted at Master Of Health Administration, we get a discussion of studies and infographics about the various methods used for discrimination of various populations.


In Confronting Citizenship in Sexual Assault posted at Feministe, we get a discussion of the role citizenship and laws related to citizenship play in increasing the danger to non-citizens.

In Northern Territory Justice Comes Out Against Calling Rape “Rape” posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about comments made by an Australian judge who objected to a story which called a teacher convicted of abusing a student too young to consent as consensual.

In An Open Letter to the DA in the Ben Roethlisberger Case posted at Roger Canaff, we get an examination of the way the rape allegations against pro-football player were handled.

In David Lisak is Awesome Sauce posted at Hysteria!, we get a discussion of comments by researcher and professor David Lisak about the sloppy way many investigators handle rape cases.

In Men Rape Woman Unconscious On Park Bench posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case which highlights dangerous attitudes.

In Paraphilic Coercive Disorder: Understanding the context of a really bad idea posted at Asexual Explorations Blog, we get a discussion of objections to a diagnosis which is often used to seek civil commitment for sex offenders.

media watch

In Reporting on the Need to Reform Child Abuse Laws posted at Cold SnapDragon, we get a discussion on proposals to change the laws in India.

In The Great Rape Conspiracy posted at Jim C. Hines, we get a discussion of the rejection of research which shows that sexual violence is common.

In Why Don't We Accept Victim-Blaming From Rapists? posted at The Sexist, we get a discussion of the contrast in reactions to victim blaming when it comes from the general population and when it comes from the mouth of a convicted rapist.

In Actually, Yeah. It’s Rape. posted at Boston Area Rape Crisis Center barcc blog, we get a discussion of the Twitter hashtag #itaintrape started by “Comedian” Lil Duval to deny rape and we get a look at what properly fits that description.

In CNN Makes Jaclyn Friedman Sound Like a Victim-Blamer! Again! posted at Shapely Prose, we get a discussion about how girls' and women's behavior is framed and how a position which doesn't fit the frame is distorted until it seems to fit.

In Sometimes I love the Media posted at Mortality's Thoughts, we get a discussion of an article which uses the correct terminology.

personal stories

In This might have been preventable posted at 'Maybe I'm too idealistic but...', we get a discussion about how the early dismissal of sexual harassment of girls by boys contributed to a later rape and also contributed to the belief that reporting rape is futile.

In The Importance of Consent in Everyday Situations posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of how pervasive disregard for lack of consent can be and how normalizing this disregard contributes to sexual assault.

raising awareness

In Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses: What You Don’t Know posted at AAUW Dialog, we get a discussion which includes five do’s regarding sexual assault on campus.

In "Why Didn't You Report It?" posted at this ain't livin', we get a discussion of a common question aimed at those who disclose having been raped.

In Intimate Partner Rape posted at Memoirs of a Student, we get a discussion of the history of attitudes related to intimate partner rape including exceptions which made the rape of a spouse legal.

In Atheists Against Child Rape posted at Atheist Revolution, we get a discussion of a campaign to have the Pope arrested for the way he handled sex crime allegations against Catholic priests when he visits the UK.

In Responding to rape posted at Too Much To Say For Myself, we get a discussion of the conference "Responding to Rape" at the London South Bank University including troubling comments made by several of the attendees.

In Preventing Domestic Violence: What About The Potential Abusers? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss statements made by an Oprah guest to women on how to prevent them from becoming victims of domestic violence and look at how that advice applies to potential abusers.


In La Voz del Cambio (The Voice of Change) posted at Sexual Violence Center's Blog, we get a discussion of a group in the Twin Cites, Minnesota metro area.

In Why Schools Should Alert Students To Campus Acquaintance Rapes posted at The Sexist, we get a discussion of colleges view that many non-stranger rapists don't pose a danger to other college students.

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,

Marcella Chester

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