Emilee Pugh Bell

Intern

Emilee Pugh Bell is a Communications & Development intern at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She will be graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) in December with her degree in English language and minors in nonprofit management and editing. Before coming to NCOSE, Emilee worked with students to develop their social innovation skills as a Ballard Center internship director. She also interned with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation developing the Empowerment+ program. Emilee speaks out about sexual exploitation because of the pain it has caused many of her friends and family members. After graduation, she will continue to be involved in organizations that empower the weak and powerless. Emilee enjoys being in the outdoors, reading, knitting, and spending time with her husband, family, and church community.

Articles by Emilee Pugh Bell

Apple’s iBooks Perpetuates Rape Myths in the Black Community

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. Apple’s iBooks, while a useful app in many ways, is promulgating erotic literature that normalize rape myths in the Black community. This literature has an immense effect on readers, and it’s astounding that Apple would agree to publish this content, considering…

iBooks iRacism

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Apple’s iBooks Is Promoting Content Steve Jobs Wanted to Keep Off the iPhone

According to TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Apple founder Steve Jobs replied to a customer’s complaint about a lack of porn in the App Store with the following statement: “we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.” Both news outlets…

steve jobs

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Gamers react to NCOSE’s fight against sexually exploitive video games

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Recently, a gaming blog attacked the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for fighting sexploitation by pressuring “Valve to crackdown on developers distributing uncensored patches on the Steam platform.” This…

angry gamer

2020 Dirty Dozen_Steam

iBooks: Parent Safety Tutorial

In today’s day and age, protecting children from inappropriate sexual content is a constant battle. Here at NCOSE, we’re committed not only to fighting sexual exploitation, but also supporting families in their defense against it. This article will walk you through the protections iBooks provides and what they don’t protect you from. Bad News: What’s…

iBooks Safety (Facebook)

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Disturbing School Incident Suggests Influence of Pornography

WARNING: This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Angela Helm, writing for The Root, recently reported an incident of simulated sexual assault by white boys against black boys at a Henrico County, Virginia, middle school. Black members of the Short Pump middle school football team were pinned down by white…

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation

Healing a Culture Wounded by Porn Use

Katherine Blakeman, Director of Communications, recently addressed how to “heal a culture so wounded by porn and abuse” on the Drew Mariani radio show on Relevant Radio. This invitation came in response to the recent events surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo grassroots campaign. Blakeman points out the harms of pornography, citing research…

child sexual abuse story

Issue: Pornography Harms