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Tell Congress to Stop Shielding Sexual Harassment Perpetrators on Capitol Hill

Right now, thanks to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, sexual offenders or harassers in the government are shielded from public exposure through private settlements that keep their names sealed. One Capitol Hill staffer noted how this system perpetuates harassment in government, telling Buzzfeed, “When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the […]

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Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda

What Most Current Sexual Assault Apologies Have in Common

This article appears in full on the Huffington Post As the avalanche of high-profile sexual assault and harassment controversies in Hollywood, the media, and politics continues, a noticeable rhythm has set in: public accusations mount, the man offers a denial or weak apology, and then he fades into the background as soon as the next […]

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Issue: Sexual Violence

Her Campus: You Can’t Be a True Feminist and Support the Porn Industry

Pornography was created by men, for men. What I find so interesting is how the women who take pride in being sexual and also shun those who are not as sexual, blame the patriarchy for religion. It may be strange that I’m comparing porn to religion; but if you want to get after Christian feminists […]

Townhall: Why Is ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Glamorizing Sexual Violence in a #MeToo Culture?

By Katherine Blakeman  The “Fifty Shades Freed” trailer just came out. Shudder. As a woman living in the age of #MeToo, I am bewildered by how many of my fellow women like the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Some people suggest the books are appealing to women because they play into women’s ‘relationship fantasies.’ The idea […]

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Steam Video Games Promote Rape Myths, Sexual Violence in Our #MeToo Culture

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has identified some in the video game industry as perpetuating rape culture and rape myths. In July NCOSE reached out to Steam, a video game distribution platform and one of the most egregious culprits, asking the company to remove sexually exploitive games. After NCOSE’s complaint, Steam added black […]

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Issue: Sexual Violence

Statement: Why Are Rape-Themed Video Games Being Sold in the Age of #MeToo?

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has identified some in the video game industry as perpetuating rape culture and rape myths. In July NCOSE reached out to Steam, a video game distribution platform and one of the most egregious culprits, asking the company to remove sexually exploitive games. After NCOSE’s complaint, Steam added […]

Game of Thrones Ditched Sexual Violence but Embraced Erotic Incest in Season 7

In season 7, Game of Thrones departed from past seasons in a dramatic way This season there were no scenes of graphic sexual violence, and there wasn’t a single scene that involved being in a brothel that or using women in prostitution. This is a significant change! This season even had the highest audience yet for the […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Producing The Deuce

Our nation is awash in pornography addictions and sexual violence. Yet, HBO is continuing to promote these themes in exchange for profits. This new show, The Deuce, chronicles the growth of the pornography industry and of prostitution in New York City during the 1970s and ‘80s.  This shift gave rise to a multi-million dollar sexually […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

STATEMENT: HBO Continues Normalization of Sexual Violence with New Show, The Deuce

Washington, DC – HBO’s forthcoming television series The Deuce continues the premium cable television network’s onslaught of programs that glorify and normalize harmful sexual behaviors, particularly acts of sexual violence. The show’s main themes—the pornography industry and prostitution—tee up its performers for gratuitous pornographic scenes and disturbing, graphic sexual content. Based on the pilot show HBO made available […]

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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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Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda

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