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Netflix Releases Show “Baby,” Trivializes Teenage Sexual Exploitation

This Friday, Netflix will begin streaming a new show, “Baby”. Based loosely on the account of the “Baby Squillo scandal,” the show portrays a group of teenagers entering into prostitution as a glamorized “coming-of-age” story. Under international and U.S. federal law, anyone engaged in commercial sex who is under 18 years old is by definition […]

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Sexting & Pornography: The New Social Media Norm for Adolescents?

Adolescents everywhere are being affected by sexting and pornography, and at increasingly younger ages. Two middle schools in Virginia have seen this firsthand as multiple lude images of students, including one with a topless livestream were uncovered by the police. The sharing of sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages – or sexting – is not […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Snapchat

HBO Intentionally Creates Content that Uses Sexual Violence to Entertain

Media—whether in the form of the written word, movies, television, or the visual arts, etc.— is a powerful driver of social norms. Unfortunately, HBO has a long history of using sexual exploitation and violence to entertain. HBO produces enthralling storylines, intermixed with highly sexualized and violent content, which presents the mix of sex and violence as mainstream […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: HBO

Cyber Monday: Amazon is Slammed for Selling Hardcore Porn DVD in ‘Dad Gifts’ Category

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is known for lightning fast shipping and selling virtually anything online. While their corporate policy ostensibly prohibits it from selling pornography, Amazon.com sells thousands of pornographic materials and sells other material that sexualizes children and normalizes the dehumanization and sexual commodification of women. Items for sale on Amazon include […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

Apple praised for removing Tumblr app, but falls short with other apps

According to news reports, the popular social media app Tumblr was removed from Apple’s App Store after the discovery of child pornography on the platform. “The National Center on Sexual Exploitation congratulates Apple for taking a bold stand against child sex abuse with its decision to remove Tumblr from its app store.  It has become […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Wish Shopping App: Shopping Made Exploitive

Wish is a retail shopping website and app regularly used by 500 million people. The shopping platform, unlike Amazon, was built specifically for smartphones and connects customers directly to Chinese manufacturers who provide “dirt cheap prices, from $7 sweatpants to $15 smartwatches, but also the long delivery times of two to three weeks.” As of November 2018, Wish is the #2 […]

Issue: Objectification

New Research Uncovers Dangerous Link Between Aggression and Teenage Pornography

A recent study has shone a light on the dangers of pornography—particularly the nature of the graphic acts themselves and the age of the performers. This study, published in an academic journal looking specifically at violence against women, analyzed 127 mainstream, popular pornographic videos in order to examine the relationship between aggression and the age […]

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The Midterm Battle Around Legalized Prostitution Nobody’s Talking About

Originally published on Townhall.com. While most people have been focused on the partisan rancor during the midterm elections, a strenuous fight to end legalized sexual exploitation has slipped under the mainstream radar. Organizations like Awaken, Exodus Cry and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, survivors like Rebekah Charleston and advocates such as Melissa Farley among others, have  been […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

A Disturbing New Trend in Men’s Health

The other weekend, my housemates and I were watching NFL football on television. After a series of plays, the network cut to commercial break. I normally drown out commercials, but one caught my attention. It was a commercial for “ED” (erectile dysfunction) medication. However, something was different about this commercial. In the past, ED medication […]

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How One Activist is Educating Her Community

One of our supporters did something amazing! Chrissy, a mother to young children and activist against sexual exploitation, wanted to raise awareness about the harms of pornography in her community. So, she took action. She coordinated an effort to post billboards in Pottstown, PA. With the support of various community members, they were able to […]

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