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Behind the Scenes of the Canadian Committee Investigating the Harms of Pornography

Guest Post courtesy of Strength To Fight—a Canadian-based group dedicated to addressing the harms of pornography. Across the Western world, politicians, health professionals, and the public are beginning to wake up to the reality that pandemic pornography use is doing enormous damage to the fabric of society. Marriages are collapsing under the weight of compulsive […]

Talking Points: Public Health Crisis of Pornography

Introducing Our Spring 2017 Interns

Every semester, new interns come to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to learn and to take part in the national movement to defend human dignity. Internships at NCOSE provide energetic and highly motivated individuals the opportunity to address issues of sexual exploitation while gaining new skills through hands-on opportunities that seek to prevent exploitation […]

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Action Alert: Ask the DOJ to Enforce the Law

Did you know that existing federal obscenity laws prohibit the distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV and in sexually oriented businesses or other retail shops? I was once in charge of enforcing these laws for the U. S. Department of Justice and I know how effective they can […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Department of Justice

Newly Introduced Legislation Could Radically Decrease Online Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking and prostitution have extended online. It’s time for our laws to do the same. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO) introduced an important bipartisan bill today to lift barriers that have been impeding efforts to seek justice against online facilitators of sex trafficking. This bill would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Unfortunately, Section […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Twitter’s XXX Legacy

Methods of communication have changed drastically over the past decade, and social media sites such as Twitter boast a stronger and more ubiquitous presence than ever before. Tweeting and replying to tweets between friends, as well as following Tweets from celebrities has been popular since 2006 when the social media platform was first created. However, […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

Twitter Takes Largest Stand Against Cyber-based Sexual Harassment Yet

As first reported by HeatStreet, Twitter is now blocking several pornography-related search terms—particularly from results in the “Photos” and “Videos” section of the social media platform. Now when users type in hashtags or keywords traditionally associated with pornography, they get this message: Why is this important? Twitter has come under fire recently for the vast […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

Arkansas Just Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Arkansas elected officials have passed a resolution formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. “We are in the midst of a digital and sexual health revolution,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Personal stories from millennials who experienced negative side effects from exposure to Internet pornography at a […]

Talking Points: Public Health Crisis of Pornography

[Video] It Can’t Wait: Exposing the Connections Between Forms of Sexual Exploitation

America is suffering from a sexual exploitation crisis. Evidence supports the fact that child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, etc., are not isolated phenomena occurring in a vacuum. Rather, these and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and reinforce one another. We call on our federal government to stop approaching […]

Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda

Investigative Reporters Find Sex Ads Remain on Backpage.com, After Site “Shuts Down” Adult Section

Publicity stunts aren’t the same as policy changes. Two months ago Backpage.com, an online classifieds website that’s under scrutiny from the federal government for its facilitation of sex trafficking and prostitution, “shut down” the section on its website entitled “adult services.” This change occurred the night before Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and founders, Michael Lacey […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Podcast: Is Pornography Really an “Industry?”

Ep. 21: Special guest, Dr. Gail Dines analyzes the big business behind porn. While popular Internet pornography today seems like it is being mass produced by thousands of companies, the reality is that there is a porn monopoly. Could this be good news? On this episode of the “Sexploitation?” podcast, Dr. Dines provides key insights into the […]

Podcast: SEXPLOITATION?

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