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.

Articles by Katherine Blakeman

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 […]

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

2017 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

Boys and Men Are Victims of Sexual Abuse Too

Today, I joined EWTN’s Teresa Tomeo for her show, Catholic Connection, to discuss the sexual exploitation of boys and men, both in Hollywood and across the nation.  Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, we have heard primarily heard about female victims of sexual abuse and harassment. However, we cannot forget that boys and men are also […]

sex trafficking

Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Exploitation of Boys and Men

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & Moving Forward

Dr. John Foubert has been in the movement to end sexual violence for 25 years. He’s an academic who has written seven books on that topic and another on the harms of pornography. It’s no surprise, then, that I wanted to see what he thought of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resultant #MeToo grassroots […]

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein and ending sexual assault.

Issue: Pornography Harms

Trueman Goes to Rome: Child Dignity in the Digital World

World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World During an extraordinary opportunity to spread NCOSE’s message on a global scale, our President Patrick Trueman traveled to Rome for the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World on October 6. The purpose of the Congress was to recognize that there is an unprecedented […]

Patrick Trueman with Pope Francis in Rome

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Defend Dignity, Ending Sexual Exploitation in Canada

I recently had the chance to catch up with our friend and ally, Glendyne Gerrard, of Defend Dignity in Canada.  Defend Dignity has a campaign called “Choose Change” modeled after our Dirty Dozen List, in which they identify organizations and entities that facilitate sexual exploitation through their policies. In one of their recent Choose Change victories, […]

Glendyne Gerrard of Defend Dignity in Canada

Sex Trafficking Victims Support SESTA. Congress Needs to Act.

Sex trafficking victims have a clear message for Congress: Take immediate action to protect us. Do what you must to prevent more women, children, and men from becoming victims of online sex trafficking.  The status quo is failing to protect the most vulnerable.  More than 100 sex trafficking survivors recently sent a letter to Congress […]

Sex trafficking victims

Communications Decency Act

A Pivotal New Goal: Shedding Light on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

As our movement works to end sexual exploitation, we must not forget the sexual exploitation of boys and men.  Male victims of sexual abuse, violence, trafficking and more are suffering right here in America today.  And their suffering matters. That is why we are working as a movement and launching concerted efforts — from public […]

sex trafficking

Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Exploitation of Boys and Men

Dr. Sharon Cooper, MD Discusses How Pornography Harms Children

Anyone who suggests pornography is victimless is sorely mistaken, and this fallacious perspective is responsible for harming children across the country. Medical research demonstrating the harms of pornography is abundant and compelling. An excellent place to start is to listen to Sharon Cooper, MD. As a developmental and forensic pediatrician, Dr. Cooper has carefully studied […]

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit 2014