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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization…

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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…

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Join the Trending Conversation Online: NCOSE, WALMART, & COSMO

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a checkout lane at our favorite retailer or grocery chain just trying to pick up some necessities, when it hits us: yet another Cosmopolitanmagazine cover featuring a hypersexualized cover model and with headlines shouting out degrading messages about sex. There’s no way to escape the pornified imagery and messages. Well,…

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Haley Halverson Today Show Cosmopolitan Walmart

More than 1,000 Press Outlets Covering Walmart & Cosmo Victory

Within 24 hours of announcing Walmart’s policy change to remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from all check out aisles in their 5,000+ stores, more than 1,000 press outlets have covered NCOSE’s victory. It is also trending on Twitter nationwide.   NCOSE was on the Today Show, BBC, and many local Fox Affiliates. We have requests for interviews…

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Walmart to Remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from Checkout Lines Following Advocacy by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has instigated a significant policy change at Walmart as part of our continued work to change corporate policies that facilitate sexual exploitation. After collaborative dialogue with  NCOSE, Walmart will remove Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout lines at 5,000 stores across the country. Protecting minors from the sexually explicit material that…

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Walmart Stands Against #MeToo Culture

Walmart’s Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Female Objectification in the #MeToo Era

It’s no secret. We live in a society drenched with sexually objectifying images of women. What may be less obvious is just how harmful these images are to the dignity and treatment of women and girls by men. Objectifying images teach men that women are objects for ownership, rather than complete persons worthy of moral…

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Boys and Men Suffer, Too. It’s Time to Give Them a Voice.

Two years ago, I spoke at a press conference on the sexual objectification of girls through mainstream mediums like Cosmopolitan Magazine. I returned to the office high on adrenaline from a successful and well-covered event and then got two calls that changed my perspective greatly. THE PHONE CALLS The first was a young man in…

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Twelve Days of Action: Half-Way Through This Year’s Dirty Dozen List

While we’ve had a number of victories, the targets on the 2017 Dirty Dozen List have avoided changing their policies. They are still facilitating sexual exploitation. Examples of minimal progress: Comcast promised to implement changes, but insists on still selling extremely violent pornography. EBSCO Information Services has made some efforts to clean up their K-12 school…

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Cosmopolitan Teaches Girls the Same Values Playboy Teaches Boys

Warning: Article discusses sexually explicit themes. Reader discretion advised. By Leanne Miller, NCOSE Intern. Just about everyone who knows the name Playboy knows that it has pornographic objectives and an explicit sexual rhetoric. Even though its mission is to be “an arbiter of style and a vanguard for political, sexual and economic freedom,” its reputation is…

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STATEMENT: NCOSE Responds to Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Statement Regarding Its Removal From Marsh Supermarkets Checkout Lanes

Washington DC – Wednesday the National Center in Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) issued a public statement applauding the decision by Marsh Supermarkets—a chain of produce markets and convenience stores with 72 locations in Indiana and Ohio—to remove Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout lanes, and to keep Cosmo out of the direct sight of its customers. Cosmopolitan…

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