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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 […]

Press Statement: Florida State Legislators Recognize Public Health Harms of Pornography

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 […]

Press Statement: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition’s Dangerous Sexual Objectification

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 and on our Facebook page. “Our Dirty […]

Press Statement: Abuse in 50 Shades Freed Fuels #MeToo Culture

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 […]

Press Statement: Kansas State Legislature Passes Resolution on Public Health Harms of Pornography

The Kansas Senate voted Tuesday to pass a resolution condemning pornography for the harm it causes both individuals and society; the Kansas House took similar action in 2017. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds these actions. “It wasn’t long ago that the American public considered smoking innocuous. People smoked at work and in […]

Campaign Launched to Tackle Demand for Trafficking at the Super Bowl

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is conducting its annualTackle Demand activism campaign to shed light on the sex trafficking that occurs every year at the Super Bowl. While the claim that the Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking venue or event of the year is inaccurate, the atmosphere at major sporting events […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

Press Statement: Mark Salling Case Demonstrates Dangers of Pornography Addiction

Washington, DC – According to news reports, Glee star Mark Salling is dead at age 35 from apparent suicide. Salling pleaded guilty to possession of over 50,000 images of child pornography in 2017. He was awaiting his sentencing and was facing up to seven years in prison. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation released the following statement from […]

Press Statement: USA Gymnastics Board to Resign Following Nassar Sexual Assault Scandal

Washington, DC – In light of the sexual assault scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has called on the entire USA Gymnastics board to resign and the remaining members resigned over the weekend. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds the USOC for calling for the resignation of […]

Historic Decision by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Prostitution Law

Washington, DC – The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) v. Gascón upholding California’s prostitution law. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of itself and several other […]

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