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Carnival against Sexual Violence

Posted by Anna on July 5, 2007

I’ve been reading through some of the posts in the latest edition of the Carnival Against Sexual Violence. I’m reproducing the links in the media section here, although I recommend looking at the whole thing:

media watch

In Media insult to Gansu child rape victims posted at Beijing Newspeak, we get information about the coverage of case where a teacher was sentenced to death for raping 18 of his female students.

In The Devil Came on Horseback posted at apophenia, we get information about a documentary that personalizes the impact of the violence in Darfur.

In The Rape Constituency posted at The Vanity Press, we get a discussion about a pattern of attacks against the blog Shakesville that coincide with posts by Melissa McEwan criticizing rape humor.

In Scottsboro and Duke posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of the major flaws in the WSJ’s comparison of the Duke case to the Scottsboro Boys case.

In Feige on Nifong, Prosecutorial Misconduct & Attorney Discipline posted at PrawfsBlawg, we get a discussion of claims made in a Slate article written by ex-public defender David Feige.

In Discussing Hip Hop With Mr. J Medeiros posted at music news culture, we get an interview which shows that hip hop artists and lyrics can expose the problem of violence against girls and women.

In A book not banned…YET. posted at jmprince, we get a discussion of the reaction to a novel being included in some freshmen reading lists, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, which includes a date rape scene.

In Sexually Assaulting a Child is NOT Pedophilia posted at Feminist Peace Network, we get a reminder that child rape is not committed by those who love children.

In Activists Seek to End Breast Ironing in Cameroon posted at Providentia, we get information about efforts to stop a harmful rape prevention practice.

In Kobe Bryant?s Bodyguard Patrick Graber, Tell-All Book About the Rape posted at Larry Brown Sports, we get information about a new book which goes behind the public image.

In It’s About Interracial Sex Folks posted at Rachels Tavern, we get a discussion about why certain crimes become a prolonged media circus while others with equally dramatic elements only stay in the national spotlight for a very brief time.


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