HBO, a division of Time Warner, is an American premium cable television network that has consistently produced content which normalizes rape myths, sexual violence, and commercial sexual exploitation through with sexually exploitive depictions of sex and sexual violence. This has been displayed over the years through shows like Game of Thrones and The Deuce. The HBO GO home streaming service and app make accessing this exploitive content even easier..@HBO stop producing shows that normalize #rapeculture, commercial sexual exploitation, and eroticizing sexual violence with gratuitous nudity. Click To Tweet .@HBO must portray sexual violence in a more responsible manner - so that it is not eroticizing or exploiting this real crime that harms so many in our #MeToo culture. Click To Tweet
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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 […]
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The well-known premium cable company HBO is notorious for its adult-themed television shows and movies. For any HBO Go subscriber, it’s important to know what content is out there and how to prevent unintentional exposure to sexually explicit and exploitative material. The HBO Go home streaming service does provide parental controls that can be set […]