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NCOSE VP Lisa Thompson on Public Health Risks of Pornography, Florida Resolution

Our VP of Research and Education Lisa L. Thompson joined the Dr. Drew show to discuss the Florida House passing a resolution to declare pornography a public health risk. The resolution, Thompson explained, “is an educational tool in and of itself. It’s starting a conversation among legislators about the harms of pornography, the wide-ranging public health […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Kentucky State Legislators Call on Congress to Amend CDA

Today Kentucky’s House of Representatives unanimously signaled to the U.S. Congress that it is time to stem the burgeoning growth of online sex trafficking by amending the Communications Decency Act (CDA). In an 83-0 vote, Kentucky’s legislature passed a resolution sending the unequivocal message to Congress that all those who facilitate sex trafficking must be held accountable—including […]

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New Momentum on House Efforts to Tackle Online Sex Trafficking

Next week, the House is expected to vote on legislation introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (H.R. 1865), or FOSTA, which will be amended with language from the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693), SESTA. That deal combines H.R. 1865 FOSTA, legislation sponsored by Rep Ann […]

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First Ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Thank you for your support Alabama! We are elated at the advocacy efforts and encouragement from our friends in Birmingham, as we kick off our first ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala Thursday night and work to combat child sexual exploitation. National Center on Sexual Exploitation President Patrick A. Trueman and Board Member Melea Stephens are in Birmingham […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Public Health Impacts of Pornography Are No Trivial Matter

This week Florida’s House of Representatives formally recognized the public health harms of pornography. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this action and Rep. Ross Spano for spearheading this effort. Public health impacts of pornography are no trivial matter. The harms associated with pornography use are wide-ranging. For example, two recent meta-analyses (a […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Victory! FL House Declares Pornography a Public Health Risk

This is big news: the Florida House passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. Rep. Ross Spano sponsored the resolution and fought hard for its passage. We are so grateful for his dedication to this mission and for his leadership.Sexual exploitation is a scourge on our society and carefully vetted research shows clearly how pornography fuels other forms of […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Sexual Exploitation in the Sports Industry: An Abuse of Power

The recent trial of sports physician Larry Nassar has sparked media attention on the sexual abuse suffered by female members of USA Gymnastics. During his more than 20-year career as a physician for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Nassar sexually abused more than 150 girls (some reports claim the number may be closer to […]

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Always Objectifying, Never Empowering

This week our VP of Advocacy and Outreach Haley Halverson joined the Dr. Drew Show to discuss the objectification of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, their “In Her Own Words Campaign,” and how this magazine is trying, and failing, to contribute to the Me Too movement. To learn more about this issue, watch Haley’s Facebook Live […]

Issue: Objectification

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a Slap in the Face for the #MeToo Movement

Sports Illustrated today released its annual Swimsuit Edition, which irresponsibly but predictably contributes to a culture of sexual objectification, male sexual entitlement, and relatedly, sexual harassment and assault. Watch Our Video Here For decades, women in our culture have been drowning in the message from mainstream media, Hollywood, and “women’s magazines” that their self-worth lies […]

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Issue: Objectification

Amazon Prime Original Content: Cutting Corners of Corporate Decency

Amazon’s status as a sales and television giant is no secret, but what is less obvious is the complacency with which it treats video content and ratings. Amazon Prime, a service offering unlimited television streaming to members, brings these shows directly into millions of American homes every day, many of them produced by Amazon itself. […]

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