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Washington, DC – The Senate is expected to vote early next week on H.R. 1865—legislation known as FOSTA-SESTA. This legislation restores civil rights of action to victims of sex trafficking and empowers states Attorneys General to prosecute the corporate entities and websites that facilitate online sex trafficking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls on […]
Press Statement: National Center on Sexual Exploitation Works with Revcontent to Eliminate All Sexually Explicit Ad Content
Washington, DC – Every day, Internet users are bombarded with sexually objectifying and explicit advertisements on the websites they visit. Hypersexualized online ads appear virtually everywhere online, alongside completely unrelated Internet content. This content is often unsought by and offensive to Internet users. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has taken a significant step […]
Washington, DC – Today the world will observe International Women’s Day with rallies, marches, and forums about policy issues impacting the lives and wellbeing of women. While we welcome the celebrations and dialogue, there is a vitally important legislative step which the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) urges that the U.S. Senate take next week […]
Washington, DC – Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic legislative package to fight online sex trafficking, by a vote of 388 to 25. The legislation included H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, and an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters which incorporated the vital reforms […]
Press Statement: Restoring Rights for Victims of Sex Trafficking: House Vote on Historic Legislation to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Pending
Washington, DC – Tomorrow the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a legislative package to fight online sex trafficking. The House will take up H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, along with an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters which includes the vital reforms contained […]
Press Statement: Kentucky State Legislators Call on Congress to Amend CDA to Fight Online Sex Trafficking
Washington, DC – 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 […]
Washington, DC – 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,” said Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Research and Education for the National Center […]
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. “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 in their sexual appeal. […]
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Press Statement: The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Launches 2018 Dirty Dozen List of major facilitators of exploitation
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) today launched its 2018 Dirty Dozen List, a list of carefully selected entities that are major, mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation in our society and culture. NCOSE will livestream a press conference to discuss the Dirty Dozen List today at 1:00pm EST at DirtyDozenList.com and on our Facebook page. “Our Dirty […]
The Fifty Shades franchise is advertised as an erotic romance, but in reality it is a story of sexual violence. Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation said, “Fifty Shades Freed, irresponsibly and dangerously legitimizes sexual violence against women and encourages women to accept this type of abuse as normal or […]
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