In 2021, mainstream corporations and entities must be held accountable for facilitating, profiting from, or normalizing sexual abuse and exploitation—and that’s why the Dirty Dozen List exists. The Dirty Dozen List has galvanized thousands of individuals like YOU to call on these corporations and entities to change specific policies to instead promote human dignity. This list ensures that their promotion and collusion with sexual assault, sex trafficking, pornography, the eroticization of incest, and more becomes public knowledge, and equips concerned citizens with information and tools to hold them accountable.
This year, we are proud to say that we have active lawsuits, and some brimming on the horizon, with several of the targets. The NCOSE Law Center most recently filed a lawsuit against Twitter for its involvement in and profiting from the sexual exploitation of a minor. The Dirty Dozen List feels more personal than ever thinking of this survivor, and so many others who have long suffered in silence. The list is also revealed on the heels of our class action lawsuit against MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub. Our efforts will continue in the pursuit of bringing justice to survivors, and light to the darkest places that exploiters think they can keep hidden.
Further, we this year we recognize online entities, such as OnlyFans, Discord, and Amazon’s Twitch. Exploitation is at an all-time high due to increased vulnerabilities during COVID-19 and these platforms have exponentially grown and seen returns, some of which can be traced back to their facilitation of sexual abuse and exploitation. No longer can internet providers and entities turn a blind eye to protective policy and implementation of safety measures, especially at a time when society is seeing its way through a public health crisis.
Below is a preview of the biggest mainstream exploiters that made the 2021 Dirty Dozen List. (Find the full list at DirtyDozenList.com.)
Are you ready to take action and watch the victories come rolling in? We’re so thankful to have you with us!
Amazon, the world’s titan of e-commerce, logistics, data storage, and media, also peddles endless amounts of sexual exploitation in every corner.
- Amazon’s Twitch is rife with sexual harassment, predatory grooming, and child sexual abuse.
- Amazon retails incest-themed porn, sex dolls, photography books with eroticized child nudity, pornographic magazines, and more.
- Amazon Prime Video inserts unnecessary, gratuitous nudity and simulated sex scenes into many of its original programming, while providing faulty parental controls.
- Amazon S3 and Amazon Web Services are also host to thousands of hardcore violent pornography and prostitution websites.
With more than 100 million active monthly users, Discord has exploded in popularity. But what started in 2015 as a haven for gamers has quickly morphed into a virtual meeting spot where sexual exploitation and abuse thrive. Now, exploiters go to Discord to groom children for sexual abuse or sex trafficking, and to trade pornography—including child sexual abuse materials, non-consensually recorded and/or shared pornography, and more.
OnlyFans is the latest iteration of the online sexual exploitation marketplace. Think: Backpage 2.0.
OnlyFans makes money off of vulnerable people’s bodies—especially the bodies of women and minors. Exploiting financial insecurities deepened by the COVID-19 crisis, OnlyFans promises fast cash, empowerment, and even fame. While “Fans” may pay fees for nude images, videos, and livestreams, it is the “creators” who pay the high price of psychological, emotional, and physical harm that the sex industry imparts. As a self-branded “influencer” platform, OnlyFans also normalizes prostitution among young persons.
A top ten retail shopping website and app used by over 500 million people, Wish is one of the few mainstream corporations still working with the world’s biggest sexual abusers—MindGeek and Pornhub—even though child sexual abuse material, depictions of actual rape and sex trafficking, and non-consensually recorded and/or shared intimate videos abound on the website.
Not only that, but Wish’s profits rest on the marketing of child-like sex dolls, spycams advertised as useful for filming women nude without permission, and misogynistic apparel.
Wish is not “shopping made fun”—it is shopping made exploitative.