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After the Harvard Men’s Soccer team rated the Women’s team based on sexual objectification, they took action.

Harvard recently cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after it was discovered that the team continually produced vulgar and explicit documents rating female soccer team recruits on their perceived sexual appeal and physical appearance. “I think what hurt the most was not necessarily reading what was said about me, but reading what was said about girls […]

Carl’s Jr. Will No Longer Produce Racy, Sexist Ads

Carl’s Jr., one of four brands under CKE Restaurants including Hardee’s, has announced that it will stop producing racy ads for their fast food products. CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder has claimed that the reason for the change in marketing strategy is that millennial men care more about “where do you source your beef” than […]

Dirty Dozen Updates

Podcast: Are Magazine Swimsuit Issues Actually Empowering?

Ep. 18 A look at Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue Every February the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue hits the shelves and some individuals applaud it as a celebration of the athletic female body. However, the truth is that Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue is not a triumph of female athleticism, agency, or empowerment. Instead, it is a descent […]

Podcast: SEXPLOITATION?

These Male Olympic Athletes Are Getting “Magic Miked”

“36 of the Greatest Summer Olympic Bulges” This is the headline of a recent Cosmopolitan magazine article, which collected photos to emphasize the genital regions of various male Olympic athletes. Instead of focusing on the athletic accomplishments of swimmers, cyclists, or gymnasts, Cosmo has once again returned to one of its favorite recreational activities: sexual […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Sexpresso Cafés: Where Men Can Sexually Harass Women in Peace

Most work places require basic codes of conduct, such as protecting employees from sexual harassment. But then some, like Sexpresso Cafés, accept and facilitate the jeers, leering, name calling, and lewd behavior routinely experienced by their staff. Sexpresso Cafés are drive-thru coffee stands that employ the marketing tactic of requiring employees to wear pasties, thongs, […]

2016 Dirty Dozen: Sexpresso Cafes

Sports Illustrated: Objectifying Plus Sized Models Doesn’t Make You “Body Positive”

The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue released three covers this year, one of which features a plus-sized model, and all of which normalize sexual objectification and exploitation. Consumers of Sports Illustrated‘s annual “pop-culture porn” get to choose between a cover of a plus-sized woman, a woman who is naked except for body paint, and another woman who is […]

Sexual Exploitation Watch

Pro-Family Coalition Targets NBC’s “Playboy Club” Fall Series

The New American July 7, 2011 A coalition of pro-family, anti-porn, and decency organizations have banded together in an effort to convince NBC that it should scrap one of its new fall programs, The Playboy Club. NBC is touting the show as a “provocative new series [that] captures a time and place that challenged the social […]

Child sex trafficking is growing, even in U.S.

Baptist Press April 12, 2011 “The sexual entertainment and the sexualization of our culture is encouraging a growing number of people who are demanding these services. And so, if we want to look at the factors of supply and demand, then we would say [the sex trafficking industry] is growing… Read full article here.

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