About

As the leading organization dedicated to opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, and abuse, National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) regularly monitors and investigates cases of exploitation in the media, military, society, schools, and on the streets.

The purpose of this project is to inform and embolden citizens to take action in local communities. We encourage you to share this information on your social networks and with your community whenever possible.

Updates

ARTICLE: Facebook is still failing to remove images of child exploitation, investigation reveals

Original Post: The Verge A BBC investigation has revealed that Facebook users are continuing to exchange sexualized images of children through online groups, and the social network has come under criticism for failing to remove the obscene content. Of the 100 images that the BBC reported, Facebook removed only 18, saying that the remaining 82 […]

The Trump Administration & Combatting Sexploitaiton

EVENT ALERT The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is hosting an online press conference Monday, January 30 at 1:00 PM ET to outline policy recommendations to Congress and the new administration. Watch the press conference on NCOSE’s Facebook page. [UPDATED – Video Uploaded Here.] For the last 7 years, we at NCOSE have worked hard to make sure officials […]

McDonald’s Restaurants Can Now Filter Out Pornography on their WiFi

Thank McDonald’s Here: The National Center on Sexual Exploitation partnered with Enough is Enough on their campaign to get McDonalds and Starbucks to filter their public WiFi to prevent access to pornography. Over 50,000 of you signed our petition for #PornFreeWifi, and while Starbucks has yet to reply, McDonald’s has heard your requests! In the first quarter […]

5 Ways Barnes & Noble is Facilitating Sexual Exploitation

Most parents don’t realize that their child might be exposed to pornography at their local bookstore, but that is exactly what is happening all around the country. Barnes & Noble is a Fortune 500 company, which operates 689 retail bookstores, is a major supplier of pornography. Barnes & Noble provides hundreds of free pornographic books in their […]

New Gallup Poll: How Accepted is Pornography in America?

A new Gallup Poll asked Americans to rate the moral acceptability of various topics, including pornography. This year, the poll found that pornography is viewed as largely unacceptable by the majority of Americans. Sixty-one percent found pornography unacceptable. The Gallup Poll shows that the movement against pornography is alive and well in America. It’s no surprise […]

Comcast Refuses to Remove Racist and Exploitive Pornography

To Comcast, valuable ‘customer choice’ means promoting and selling videos glorifying themes of incest, racism, sexism, prostitution, and exploitation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation sent a letter [Trigger Warning: explicit pornographic film titles offered by Comcast listed within the letter] to Comcast executives to bring their attention to this issue and to inform them that […]

Calvin Klein: Selling Sexual Exploitation Since 1980

Calvin Klein is known for its “daring” advertising, but in this case daring means using child pornography, drug culture, sexting, and sexual violence to sell clothing. Calvin Klein’s newest ad campaign, “erotica,” is coming under fire for its exploitive up-skirting ad, but this isn’t the first time Calvin Klein has used pornography and sexual exploitation […]

Calvin Klein is Standing by its Ad Depicting Sexual Harassment

Sign our Calvin Klein Petition Here: The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling on Calvin Klein to stop normalizing and glamorizing sexual harassment. Once again, Calvin Klein has used a depiction of sexual harassment or assault in its advertisements. The American fashion house has continued to stand by its most recent ad campaign, […]

Sexual Assault on College Campuses—When Higher Education Reaches New Lows

It seems that the life of a typical American college student today presents more risks now than ever. While tales of hazing or illegal drug use remain eminent issues among students, the concern of sexual assault and misconduct continuously emerges to the forefront of the discourse on campuses across the country. In a national survey […]

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 […]

Dallas City Council Votes to Ban Porn Expo Despite Threats of Lawsuit

The Dallas City Council, led by Mayor Rawlings, voted Wednesday afternoon to ban Exxxotica, a pornography expo, from returning to the city-owned downtown convention center. Needless to say, the Exxxotica expo, and the porn industry at large, will not be happy with the Dallas City Council the same way the East India Company was not […]

STATEMENT: Why Playboy Has Abandoned Nudity in its Magazine

Statement on by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE   Washington, DC – Playboy’s first non-nude magazine will be released this week. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) observes that this change will enable Playboy to continue to promote sexual exploitation and objectification on an even broader scale. “Playboy is trying to remain relevant […]

VIDEO: National Movement Update

I recently gave a keynote address at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference (which had over 1,500 people in attendance!) to update the attendees on what is happening in the national movement. They were kind enough to record it and I want to share it with you. There are incredible victories lately. So many doors […]

Golf Digest Using Sexual Exploitation to Increase Sales

No matter how accomplished a female golfer is in the sport, Golf Digest feels that the only way to display her merits is if they also display her body. The May 2015 shows an accomplished female athlete wearing not much more than a gym towel. This is how Golf Digest portrays women vs. men on […]

Men and Boys in Sex Trafficking Overlooked

Key points from three different resources: http://jjie.org/trafficked-boys-overlooked-underrepresented/ Males remain a largely invisible population within the dialogue on sex trafficking. According to a 2008 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in fact, boys comprised about 50 percent of sexually exploited children in a sample study done in New York, with most being domestic […]

Sexual Exploitation: Penn State Frat Suspended  

Fraternity students at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) recently transformed Facebook into a tool to sexually exploit female peers. The police received a tip regarding the private Facebook page, and what they discovered was disturbing.

Alarming New Study: Rise in Youth-Produced Child Pornography

Washington, DC (March 11, 2015) – A new research study concludes there is an, “increasing trend for distribution of sexually explicit content produced by younger children using laptop webcams.” The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and Microsoft participated in the study, examining 3,803 images and videos, of “youth-produced sexual content” depicting young people and uploaded by the children or covertly recorded by a third party. The report, “Emerging Patters and Trends Report #1 Youth-Produced Sexual Content, was published on March 10, 2015.

Desexualizing Dolls to Protect Minors

Sonja Singh, 34, loves dolls. As a hobby, she visits thrift stores to find disheveled Bratz dolls, sometimes with missing feet. She removes their overly sexualized eyes and lips with nail polish remover and paints on new, more natural looking features. Singh’s mother completes these Tree Change Dolls’ new look by fashioning them with hand-knitted […]

Action: Ask Advertisers Not To Purchase Ad Time From Sex Box

Last week, over 38,000 signatures were handed to WE tv as a petition against Sex Box, to stop airing the show. This week, we are reaching out to potential advertisers to show WE tv that advertisers won’t pay to air on indecent television! Join us, alongside Parents Television Council and One Million Moms, in asking potential advertisers, […]

Victory: Safeway Moves Pornographic SI Magazine

We have good news to report regarding our efforts to get retailers to wrap the cover of the nearly pornographic Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Edition and move it from public display, especially checkout lines. Walgreens, Barnes & Noble, and Safeway all originally responded by defending the magazines and refusing to move them from high traffic […]