Haley Halverson on EWTN News Nightly to discuss Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, #MeToo, and Sexual Harassment
October 31, 2017

How Netflix, HBO & Amazon Normalize Sexual Entitlement

In the wake of several high-profile sexual harassment scandals, from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Amazon Studio’s Chief Roy Price to actor Kevin Spacey and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, companies and corporations might be taking action to fire or suspend the alleged perpetrators of these actions.

Unfortunately, these same companies continue to produce movies and shows and facilitate harmful corporate atmospheres that normalize sexual entitlement to women’s bodies.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach, Haley Halverson, joined EWTN News Nightly to discuss this phenomenon and what we can actually do to hold these companies accountable for their harmful influence on the culture.

Halverson noted that one measure women and men who have been victims of sexual harassment or abuse can take is to go to DirtyDozenList.com to push for policy changes at companies that normalize or facilitate sexual exploitation.

Katherine Blakeman

Katherine Blakeman

Director of Communications

Katherine Blakeman joined the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) as Director of Communications in August of 2017.  She works to foster a community of people who want to restore human dignity and end sexual exploitation through digital outreach and social media marketing.  Katherine also develops digital, communications, and press strategies for the organization in an effort to engage with an increasingly broader audience.

Prior to joining NCOSE, Katherine served as Communications Director for two members of Congress and previously as the Communications Deputy at Heritage Action for America, where she blogged, conducted social media outreach, and joined radio shows across the country to discuss the organization’s priorities and goals.

Katherine participated in the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute fellowship at the United Nations Youth Conference in July of 2011, which sparked in her a passion for human rights issues and for speaking out for those living in poverty or a cycle of exploitation, particularly those who suffer from sexual exploitation.

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