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Myth or Fact: Is Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl Really a Problem?

Recently, claims about the prevalence of sex trafficking at the Super Bowl have garnered skepticism, with some people even asserting that sex trafficking at the Super Bowl is an urban legend. Do these claims hold water? Acknowledging the Hype To begin it’s important to acknowledge that in the past some well-intentioned individuals and groups have…

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Truckers Against Trafficking: Equipping Truckers to Combat Human Trafficking

Truckers across America are taking a stand in the anti-trafficking movement. Why truckers, you ask? Think of the typical setting in which truckers work and stop on their long routes: remote locations along American roads and highways, as well as truck stop parking lots that sometimes serve as fertile grounds for the sexual exploitation of…

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“IT FEELS LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE” – Survivors speak out about Pornhub & Christy Mack’s Porn themed ‘Domestic Violence’ campaign *TRIGGER WARNING*

Written by Jas Swilks. Originally posted Feb 13th 2016 on ‘Thoughts from Jas’. Trigger Warning: domestic violence, graphic discussions of violence against women, and violent pornography. Recently the hardcore porn website ‘Pornhub’ announced they were partnering with ex-porn performer Christy Mack to ‘raise money for domestic violence‘ by selling a soft-porn t-shirt line- a revelation…

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The United Nations Must Consider This Torture: Reports to the UN by NCOSE

The United Nations must recognize that all individuals have an inherent right to be free from the sexual exploitation, objectification, and violence which are inherently found in prostitution and pornography. The experiences of physical, mental, and verbal abuse commonly experienced in both pornography and prostitution are consistent with torture and should be addressed accordingly. This…

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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…

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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…

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Sports Illustrated’s “Swimsuit Issue” is Really the Sexploitation Issue

Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue should be renamed the Sexploitation Issue. This magazine has a long history of sexually objectifying women for sport. The pornification of Sports Illustrated dates back several years, but the 2015’s cover on which the model appeared revealing a portion of her pubic area was clearly intended to push boundaries. In 2015, after…

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These Five Teenagers Are Working to Eliminate Groping at Concerts

Groping and sexual assaults at concerts is not a new problem. But these five teenagers who created the group Girls Against are finding new and creative solutions. Ages 15 to 17, Hannah, Anna, Anni, Bea, and Ava are best friends from the UK who have decided to take a stand. After hearing about their growing…

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