The Problem

What Is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a broad term used to encompass experiences of rape, sexual coercion, assault, harassment, abuse, and more. Tragically, countless men and women of all ages live in light of these experiences.

Further, pop culture, whether in the form of movies, television or advertisements, regularly normalizes and even glamorizes sexual violence. Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to sexual violence.

NCOSE Campaigns

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

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HBO is increasingly producing shows like Game of Thrones, and more, that feature extreme scenes of gratuitous nudity, sex, and sexual violence. HBO is portraying sexual violence as mere entertainment.

Updates

Game of Thrones Season 7 Update: The Ode to Incest Continues

Proclaimed the most popular TV show in the world, the cast of Game of Thrones was recently featured on the cover of Time magazine to promote the July premiere of Season 7. Despite all of the hype, it is important not to lose sight of the persistent, perverse, and sadistic sexual themes Game of Thrones […]

Boys and Men Suffer, Too. It’s Time to Give Them a Voice.

Two years ago, I spoke at a press conference on the sexual objectification of girls through mainstream mediums like Cosmopolitan Magazine. I returned to the office high on adrenaline from a successful and well-covered event and then got two calls that changed my perspective greatly. THE PHONE CALLS The first was a young man in […]

Special Edition Peer-reviewed Dignity Journal Documents NCOSE’s Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda

We strategically host events that will not only raise awareness or influence policy makers but that will also capture the incredible voices of experts fighting sexual exploitation. One way we’ve done that is through our national briefing in the U.S. Capitol, the Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda, which took place this past March. Experts from around […]

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Videogame Company Leaves Themes of Rape “100% In-Tact”

The online videogame store Steam has come under fire from thousands of individuals for hosting the game House Party, which features animated pornography and manipulation of women into sex through blackmail, intoxication, and deception. As we learned from the infamous case of Brock Turner, where alcohol was used to assist in the rape of a young woman, […]

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House Party’s Rape Myth Mentalities: False justifications by Steam and Eek! Games on their sexual exploitation videogame.

Imagine a world with no laws or standards against sexual exploitation. A world where you can sexually assault, rape, strip, blackmail, or masturbate upon any woman of your choosing. A world where predatory behaviors are encouraged and men are rewarded for acting like human traffickers. This world, with its abuse, sexism, violence, and social debasement, […]

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