Emily Sopp

Emily Sopp is a communications intern at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She is currently studying public relations and editing at Brigham Young University and plans to graduate in December 2016. She is excited to spend the summer contributing to NCOSE’s work. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading and searching out the best food in a new area. It is her dream to travel the world and learn about new cultures.

Articles by Emily Sopp

Snapchat “Discover” is Not Safe For Work or Children

[Trigger Warning: titles of explicit and offensive articles found on Snapchat Discover are included in this blog.] Snapchat rates itself as appropriate for ages 12+ for infrequent mild sexual content and nudity, and for infrequent mild mature suggestive themes. But, I’m not sure if Snapchat knows the meaning of the words “infrequent” and “mild.” I…

2016 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Game of Thrones Season 6: The Sexploitation Continues

(Reader Advisory: Discussion of graphic content follows.) Every day the media reports new incidents of sexual assault and violence. Social media is full of protestations that college campuses aren’t doing enough to protect its students and that rape culture needs to end. Interspersed throughout these cries for justice are rave reviews of Game of Thrones—posts…

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Calvin Klein: Selling Sexual Exploitation Since 1980

Calvin Klein is known for its “daring” advertising, but in this case daring means using child pornography, drug culture, sexting, and sexual violence to sell clothing. Calvin Klein’s newest ad campaign, “erotica,” is coming under fire for its exploitive up-skirting ad, but this isn’t the first time Calvin Klein has used pornography and sexual exploitation…

Issue: Objectification

The Girlfriend Experience: Selling Prostitution on TV

Don’t have enough money to pay for college? Sell yourself for sex! Sounds crazy, right? Apparently not to the creators of The Girlfriend Experience. In Starz’s new TV show The Girlfriend Experience, law student Christine Reade jumps into the world of prostitution and sells herself to pay for school. Christine begins her journey working for…

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Revenge Porn: Is It Legal?

YouTube star Chrissy Chambers was shocked when people began posting links from a porn site with pictures and videos of her on it. The boy she dated when she was 18 posted sexually explicit images and videos of her on the internet after they broke up; they were taken and posted without her consent or…

2019 Dirty Dozen_ The Watch List – DOJ – Defend Justice