February 10, 2015

Massive News Coverage: #FiftyShadesIsAbuse

We’ve been getting a lot of news coverage on our efforts to fight sexual exploitation, specifically those opposing “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Dawn Hawkins, our Executive Director, has been doing daily interviews with national news outlets who are interested in our message against the popular franchise: it normalizes and promotes domestic abuse.

CNN hosted Dawn in a debate with Mel Robbins discussing (top) “Fifty Shades of Grey” and (bottom) the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition:

 

 

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EWTN News Nightly interviewed Dawn about this year’s Grammys and how “Fifty Shades of Grey” promotes domestic violence and abuse:

 

Here is some Washington, DC local coverage on the issue:

 

In case you missed these articles about our efforts:

 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian non-profit and the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography.

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