Saturday, May 15, 2010

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 94

Welcome to the May 15 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:

gender


In "Slut Panel" postmortem: Shame, shame, go away posted at Feministing, we get a discussion of a workshop at the Harvard University Rethinking Virginity conference.

In Confession: Sexual Harassment, I Dealt With It posted at Hello Ladies, we get a discussion about how inadequate the solution of "deal with it" really is.

legal


In Skinny jeans will end rape?? posted at Stop Street Harassment!, we get a discussion of a rape case where skinny jeans contributed to juror belief that a man accused of rape wasn't guilty.

In Custody Feud: Fair Hearing Denied posted at MomLogic, we get a discussion of how a judge punished her in family court for raising concerns about her children's documented abuse.

In Gynecologist Practiced Medicine for 9 Years, Despite Multiple Rape Allegations From Patients posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion about the way reports by patients against their doctor were handled by police and by the state medical board.

In Who wants to be Mukhtaran Mai? posted at The World Has Stopped Spinning., we get a discussion of the assumptions made about a girl who alleged that she had been kidnapped and gang raped by four men.

In Release of Innocent Man Shows Huge Flaws in Sexual Assault Prosecutions posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of a case in Australia where a conviction was based on DNA evidence which was later determined to have been contaminated.

In Novartis Sex Discrimination Case Includes Testimony Of Rape By Boss's Friend posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a civil case against a medical product company which included withholding evidence from the police and victim blaming by a HR executive.

media watch


In One Way to Rape and Get Away With It posted at Bad Conscience, we get a discussion of a review of biography : The Indispensable Intellectual by Michael Scammell which responds to accounts of repeated acts of sexual violence by minimizing that violence.

In Gossip Columnist Wants Girls And Women To Deal With Sexual Harassment And Assault But Only According To Her Dictates posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a New York Post column by gossip columnist, Cindy Adams.

raising awareness


In Could Yeardley Love's Death Have Been Prevented By UVA's Safety Tips? posted at The Sexist, we get a discussion of stranger-focused safety tips sent out to students after a fellow student's murder alleged committed by her ex-boyfriend.

In Bad Idea of the Week: Eliminating Sexual Assault Prevention Education posted at Change Happens, we get a discussion of university cut backs to services for college students.

In RCASA's Saturday Prevention: Elder Abuse posted at Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault Blog, we get a discussion about sexual violence against the elderly.

In Sexual Assault Awareness Month posted at Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Chicago, we get a discussion about sexual violence committed against college students.

In Consenting After Rape As Nullification Of Rape posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a frequent form of rape denial and compare that denial to understanding of other non-stranger crimes.

In Woman Shot After Refusing Stranger's Advances: The Harassee's Dilemma posted at The Sexist, we get a discussion about risks from sexual harassment that many people ignore.

research


In Can policies prevent domestic violence? posted at CALCASA, we get a discussion of an article in the journal Injury Prevention titled Effects of domestic violence policies, alcohol taxes and police staffing levels on intimate partner homicide in large US cities.

In Lessons learned from reading research posted at CALCASA, we get a discussion about the complexities of evaluating research on sexual violence.

solutions


In Men Can Stop Rape Trains Hundreds in Hawaii During Sexual Assault Awareness Month posted at Masculinities in Media, we get a discussion of work being done to prevent sexual violence.

In Will Self-Defense Classes Be Taught in San Diego Schools? posted at FemineUs, we get a discussion about the gaps in prevention efforts.

In Legislative Update posted at Sexual Violence Center's Blog, we get a discussion of recent legislation in Minnesota related to sexual 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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