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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

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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Issue: Pornography Harms

Steam Video Game Company May Pixelate Nudity, but Keep Rape

Steam has temporarily removed the pornographic, sexually coercive House Party game from its online store until the developer makes undisclosed alterations to the game. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation spoke out against this game two weeks ago after the popular pornography recovery organization, NoFap, broke the story of how Steam openly advertised this game to users of […]

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Summer Seminar: Prostitution, Sexual Coercion, and Violence: Why Sexploitation is Nobody’s Job

In the age of Game of Thrones and The Girlfriend Experience, everyday Americans are regularly confronted with normalized depictions of prostituted women and men. From Amnesty International and TED Talks calling for full decriminalization of sex trade, there is a concerted effort underway to convince the public that prostitution is just another job. However, the […]

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Events

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

A Cycle of Child Sexual Abuse, Fueled by Pornography, Stops Here – Personal Testimony

Personal testimony from a woman who submitted her story to be shared with others. I don’t know how old my brother was when our cousins started molesting him. He must’ve been very young- around five years old. I knew it happened during thanksgiving because that was the only time we saw those cousins. The boys were […]

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Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

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

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