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

Summer Seminar: Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation

Presentation: Exposing the Connections Between All 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 […]

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How One Man Removed His Local Kroger’s Display of the Fifty Shades of Grey Franchise

Do you remember the first time you heard about the book Fifty Shades of Grey? Maybe you saw it being promoted on social media or someone reading it in public. Others may have encountered the book on display in a local book or grocery store or heard it being discussed among friends. One thing is […]

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Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Military Is Not a New Problem

Earlier this year, in what is referred to as the Marines United Facebook scandal, it was discovered that an undetermined number of photos of nude or nearly nude female Marines were shared without their consent in a private Facebook group comprising almost 30,000 members, most of whom were active-duty Marines, Marine Corps veterans, or British […]

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More Women Experience Paralysis During Sexual Assault Than You May Assume

The general public tends to consider “fighting back” as the “normal” response to rape. But is it? A new Swedish survey found 7 out of 10 women experienced “tonic immobility” during sexual assault. What Is Tonic Immobility? Tonic immobility is a natural state of paralysis, often observed in animals as “playing dead.” It is an involuntary and […]

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Podcast: How Can One Person Combat Sexual Exploitation on College Campuses?

Ep. 26 Individual actions can make a difference. Whether you are a college student, know a college student, or just care about fighting sexual exploitation in ANY environment, this episode is filled with practical action steps to get you started. College students should be safe from sexual assault, and the factors that contribute to campus […]

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Actions

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