Renae Powers

Office Administrator (2019)

As Office Administrator for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Renae advances the day-to-day functioning for the NCOSE office, runs the NCOSE Online Store, maintains the various calendars and timelines for NCOSE, serves as IT, implements in-office events, serves in an administrative capacity for the Law Center, and generally meets the administrative needs to bring about NCOSE’s mission.

Prior to joining the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s staff, Renae was a flight attendant. Her experiences in the airline industry have made her a passionate advocate to end inflight sexual assault and harassment. After attending the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation’s Global Summit in 2018, she wrote a guest blog for the NCOSE website on inflight sexual assault and harassment as well as tracked down pending federal legislation which proved invaluable to NCOSE’s Fly Free Campaign. Renae has been passionate about seeing an end to sexual exploitation for many years, but for a long time she believed that there was nothing she could do to make a difference. Now she is very excited to be able to support the movement behind the scenes at NCOSE!

Renae is a student at Liberty University’s Helms School of Government. She is an alumna of Phi Theta Kappa, a National Honor Society. Prior to going to college, she graduated early from high school (with Honors) and graduated as class valedictorian at both esthetician school and flight attendant school. When she is not busy with work or school, Renae enjoys reading, dancing, traveling to new places, and participating in theatrical productions. She also loves spending time with her little brothers.

Articles by Renae Powers

The Research-backed Links Between Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is an atrocity that goes against the very nature of human dignity. While this appears to be widely known and agreed upon, something that many around the world don’t know is the role pornography plays in fueling child sexual abuse. Yet, when taking into account the common themes of mainstream pornography, which…

Minimalist iconographic rendering of an adult male filming two children as a statement against child sexual abuse

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Recognizing the Lifelong Work of Pioneer Catharine MacKinnon to End Sexual Exploitation

Catharine MacKinnon is a giant in the movement to end sexual exploitation. Her work as a radical feminist has been groundbreaking, leading to much progress on various fronts of the movement, including sexual inequality, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, pornography, and more. Over the past few decades she has influenced the views of many activists, researchers,…

Catharine MacKinnon speaking at Cambridge

Issue: Pornography Harms

New Study Finds Women Are Scared During Sex More Often Than Men

In April 2019, the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy published a study discussing what caused people to feel fear during sex. The study, titled “Feeling Scared During Sex: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample of Women and Men Ages 14 to 60,” came to some interesting conclusions. At one point, the authors of the…

woman hides behind pillow after being scared during sex

Issue: Sexual Violence

Does Online Porn Use Harm the Environment?

We know it’s not every day that you see a headline like that and take it seriously. Many might look at that and be tempted to immediately discount it as “fake news.” However, according to a newly released study from The Shift Project, online porn use is generating greenhouse gas emissions–which the article asserts harms…

laptop in the woods representing how porn use makes the climate crisis worse

Issue: Pornography Harms

Video Urges Parents to “Parent Up!” and Talk to Kids About Porn

In June 2019, our allies at Culture Reframed released a sneak peek of their new animated video titled, “Parent Up! Talk to Your Son About Porn.” The video was released just in time for Father’s Day in the United States, which was timely and relevant as the video focuses primarily on the father-son dynamic and…

Issue: Pornography Harms

World Health Organization Confirms Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder to be in ICD-11

On May 25, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally adopted the newest edition of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which is scheduled to be implemented in January 2022. In this new edition, they included Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as an impulse disorder, described therein as being “characterized…

Issue: Pornography Harms