Natalie Ford

Natalie Ford

Natalie Ford, a senior at Brigham Young University completing a degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Promotion, is NCOSE’s Political and Strategies intern. Over the past few years, Natalie has been involved with several projects supporting different vulnerable population including a trip to Lesvos, Greece to work in a refugee camp. She will graduate in April 2018 and is excited to put her education and experiences to work and is especially interested in women’s health issues.

Articles by Natalie Ford

Another Celebrity speaks out about the addictive nature of pornography

During a web show Rapper Denzel Curry spoke out against the addictive nature of pornography and commented how Terry Crews had made similar statements in the past.. Celebrities and other public figures are starting to realize the damaging effects that pornography can have on a person, their life and relationships. In the interview Denzel Curry…

Issue: Pornography Harms

We Called Woody Allen a Poster Boy of #MeToo First

Woody Allen was named a poster boy of #MeToo on NCOSE’s 2018 Dirty Dozen List. Woody Allen was chosen because he personifies the elite exploiters who to date remain insulated from the consequences of their actions, despite decades of reports that he sexually abused his then 7-year old adopted daughter.

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

Youth Movement Rises Against Snapchat, organizes #DeleteSnapchatDay

The Next Generation is Standing up Against Pornography and Snapchat June 1st was  National Delete Snapchat Day!! A social movement that is fighting pornography and opposing social media platforms that contain pornographic materials pronounced June 1st, National Delete Snapchat Day. Their efforts gained steam, with many young people speaking up on social media and sharing…

2019 Dirty Dozen_The Watch List_Snapchat

Cosmopolitan and Snapchat’s X-Rated channel “Cosmo After Dark” Cancelled

In the words of Cosmopolitan, “Cosmo After Dark is an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny.” Cosmo After Dark was launched on Snapchat’s Discovery page. Surprised it was on Snapchat? We aren’t, remember they’ve been on our Dirty Dozen list…

2018 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Cosmopolitan Magazine

Let’s talk about WHY: The connection between pornography and sexual violence

We live in a hyper-sexualized, pornified culture where pornography is mainstream, accepted and shaping the sexual template of the next generation.

Issue: College

Gamers are Opposing Removal of Explicit Video Game Content from Steam

We will continue to fight and educate everyone about the serious harms of videogames that include sexual graphic and degrading themes. These video games present a serious issue because users become active participants in these scenes that promote themes of sexual violence, exhibitionism, and rape.

2019 Dirty Dozen_Steam

VICTORY! Another Hotel cancels ‘Black and Blue’ event eroticizing violence against women

We asked our friends, Love People Not Pixels, in Houston if they could lead the charge directly in getting an event that eroticized violence against women canceled. Our CESE Summit has energized and united many of the groups in Houston and they were eager (and hopeful) to take it on.

Personal: Trafficking & Prostitution

Recent Opposition to the Truth about Pornography and Prostitution on College Campuses

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is no stranger to opposition. In recent years, the trolls have taken to our web pages, attempting to hack our websites, bullying our staff with threats and disgusting language, and even reaching out to us directly in-person; we have been threatened with lawsuits on numerous occasions. While we…

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Backlash of Male Sexual Entitlement Entrenched in Our Society

Male sexual entitlement is the belief that men are owed sex on account of the fact that they are male. But the fact is, no one is ever owed sex- not when they are nice, attractive, manipulative, aggressive, and especially just because they are male.

Issue: Objectification

YouTube’s System for Reporting Sexualized Comments Has Been Broken for More Than a Year

Youtube has a group of “Trusted Flaggers” who are volunteer moderators who help to identify and flag inappropriate content that is against YouTube’s Community Guidelines. The Trusted Flaggers group includes volunteers, some charities and law enforcement agencies. YouTube says, “reports of violations by Trusted Flaggers are accurate more than 90% of the time.” In November…

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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Youtube’s Search Autofill Revealed Shocking Child Sex Results

At the end of November 2017, Buzzfeed News confirmed dozens of users that were reporting how a Youtube search starting with “how to have” auto-filled with pedophiliac phrases. These phrases included “how to have s*x with your kids” and “how to have s*x kids”. Even on incognito browsers that don’t take into account past search…

youtube results

2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Is It Finally Time For Woody Allen’s Reckoning With Hollywood In The Present #MeToo And #TimesUp Culture?

Woody Allen’s career has faced some scrutiny after the sexual abuse accusations by his then 7-year-old daughter and his affair and marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen’s then-partner Mia Farrow. But overall, it has mostly remained unscathed and praised by Hollywood and fans. Woody Allen outlasted the scandal in 1992, and he…

woody allen #MeToo

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

Kevin Spacey: Another Story of the Pattern of Abuse in Our Society

With the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements there has been a seismic shift in our current culture. Victims of sexual abuse, one after another, are speaking out against their perpetrators. With all the accusations against Kevin Spacey by men we see that women are not the only ones subject to sexual abuse. Boys and men…

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

The Deuce: Candy and her skewed take on empowerment

The Deuce is a drama television series set in Times Square, New York City in the early 1970s. The Deuce tells the story of the rise of the porn industry in New York and its subsequent effect on prostitution. One of the main characters, Candy, is a prostitute that doesn’t have a pimp. She prides…

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2019 Dirty Dozen_HBO

Disturbing, Often Sexual, Videos Camouflaged as Kids’ Shows Invade YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids was created as a space that was safe for kids and families to enjoy appropriate, educational, and entertaining videos, including ones from popular shows by Disney and Nickelodeon. However, it has become apparent that even a website designed for kids is not a guaranteed refuge from inappropriate videos. The first question is how…

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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube