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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

BREAKING: Popular Videogame Distributor Advertises “Porno Studio” Game to Millions of Children

Videogame Company Comes Under Fire for Promoting Sexual Coercion and Exploitation A mainstream online videogame store, with an estimated 35 million users under the age of 18, is facilitating gamified sexual coercion and animated pornography featuring genitalia, ejaculation, to users of all ages. This is occurring through the Steam® video game distribution platform, which was […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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 […]

abuse in the military

Issue: Military

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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Issue: College

Training Ground for Abuse? Sexual Assault Reports Are Increasing at Two Military Academies

According to a report by the Department of Defense, two of the three national military academies have seen increased reports of sexual assault in the last year. The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, saw increases in sexual assault reports. The number of reports at the […]

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Issue: College

Even Though I Gave a Verbal “No” to Specific Requests, He Did Them Anyway

Personal testimony from a woman who submitted her story to be shared with others. I am a young woman who met a man in college whom I thought I would marry; I left the relationship because of his addiction to pornography, escalating sexual relationships with other women, and sexual assault of me. When I met this […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Sexually Abused by a Neighbor

Personal testimony from an individual who submitted their story to be shared with others.   I was sexually abused at the age of 6 by a neighbor who was hooked to pornographic magazines.   Resources For Those Sexually Abused By A Neighbor Or Dealing With Any Form Of Sexual Abuse: National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Pornography Fuels The Myth That Some Victims of Sexual Assault “Ask For It”

I want to take this opportunity to scream from the rooftops about the excuses I hear over and over again in the media from abusers and judgmental onlookers who think a sexual abuse victim was “asking for it.” CIRCUMSTANCES NEVER EXCUSE ONE’S CHOICE TO VIOLATE THE DIGNITY OF ANOTHER. The coed says yes, and then […]

Issue: College

STATEMENT: Showtime Episode Depicts Rape of a Male as “Funny”

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – July 10, 2016, the Showtime series Roadies depicted the drugged sexual assault of a man by a woman. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) denounces this scene for normalizing male sexual abuse as humorous. “If this scene depicted a drugged woman being sexually assaulted by a […]

Issue: Objectification

Standing for Dignity at the White House Summit on “The United State of Women”

This week I had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on “The United State of Women” held in DC. This represents a significant step forward in our efforts to expose the impact of pornography on individuals, families, and culture, and efforts to connect the dots between all forms of exploitation. A few of […]

Issue: Sexual Violence

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