Thursday, July 01, 2010

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 96

Welcome to the July 1 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 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.

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


In Guest Post: Valuing the work of women at non-profit agencies posted at CALCASA, we get a discussion of the expectation that women who care about the services they provide should expect to be underpaid.


In I Don't Understand Fallacy posted at Abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open I discuss the faulty analysis methodology too many people use to on the legal testimony of alleged victims with the current example being responses to allegations of sexual assault against Al Gore.

media watch

In How Not to Critique Anti-Rape Campaigns posted at The Curvature, we get a discussion of the premise that if an anti-violence poster results in men thinking about sex that this campaign must be counter productive.

In Al Gore Accused of Sexual Assault posted at Hello Ladies, we get a discussion of the allegations and various troubling responses.

personal stories

In Rape Victims Tell of Mistreatment by the NYPD posted at The Curvature, we get 4 examples of how those who reported sexual violence were mistreated when they reported the crimes committed against them.

raising awareness

In Former UVA Student, and Rape Survivor, Speaks Out About School?s Apathy posted at Change Happens, we get a discussion about how after the domestic violence murder of Yeardly Love, little attention has been paid to UVA’s longstanding lack of education about intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

In Rape, Male Victims, and Why We Need to Care posted at The Curvature, we get a response to a post titled, "Can women rape men? I'm not sure I care" which highlights that tolerating rape jokes based on the gender of the victim supports the attitudes which harms all victims of sexual violence.

In Teenager Forced to Apologize to Her Church for Being Raped posted at Women's Rights, we get a discussion of a church's response to the disclosure which the leaders believed and how this response protected a rapist.

In The Absence of No: Re-considering the Yes focus in critique of rape culture posted at Feministe, we get a discussion of how sex borne of manipulation is not consensual and should not be dismissed as nothing more than manipulated person's regret.

In Rape, Education, and Hope for Humanity posted at Red State Progressive, we get a discussion of how misinformation about the nature and consequences of rape remains widespread.


In Do peers influence young men to perpetrate intimate partner violence? posted at CALCASA, we get a discussion of research that examines risk and protective factors that go beyond individual attitudes, beliefs and experiences.

In When I said that it's getting harder to conceive of the U.S. as The Good Guys... posted at Rust Belt Philosophy, we get a discussion of genital altering surgery performed by US doctors.


In Performing Resistance to Sexual Violence: Suzanne Lacy?s The Violence Series posted at Gender Across Borders, we get a discussion of the work of an artist whose performance art work has often dealt with community outreach and group performances rather than solo work.

In Sexual Harassment Talks Speak to the Wrong Audience posted at Women's Rights, we get a discussion of the importance of true prevention which requires going beyond talking to those most likely to be subjected to unwanted behaviors.

In Family and Childrens Trust Fund recognition of our Latino Program posted at Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault Blog, we get a discussion of a program which is doing a good job.

In Celebrating Title IX Day: It Isn't Just About Sports posted at Change Happens, we get a discussion about how Title IX applies 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,

Marcella Chester


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