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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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Salt Lake Tribune: Holly Richardson: ‘Fifty Shades‘ in a #MeToo world

The #MeToo movement has brought much-needed attention to a pervasive problem — sexual harassment and abuse. Recent photos of Colbie Holderness’ black eye, the resignation of two White House officials accused of abuse and a string of stories of women dying at the hands of their partners have brought attention to the scourge of domestic…

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Abuse in 50 Shades Freed Fuels #MeToo Culture

The Fifty Shades franchise is advertised as an erotic romance, but in reality it is a story of sexual violence. Fifty Shades Freed, irresponsibly and dangerously legitimizes sexual violence against women and encourages women to accept this type of abuse as normal or even desirable. If we are ready to transform how our culture treats women —…

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The Herald Scotland: Would Fifty Shades devotees watch if Harvey Weinstein were the producer?

MORE than 35 million pairs of excited peepers have already watched a teaser for upcoming Fifty Shades Freed, the third in the series of films in which the female lead has been clamped, cuffed, roped, cable-tied, duct taped, slapped, whipped, spanked, gagged and plugged. When the book franchise kicked off, the complaints featured around it…

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Five Actions You Can Take to Protest Fifty Shades Freed

Despite the fact that we’re living in a #MeToo, #TimesUp culture and trying to combat sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault against women, some people somehow still think it’s attractive to glamorize sexual violence against women. That’s exactly what you find in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, and that’s more of when you’ll get…

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ELLE: 12 Fifty Shades Of Grey Scandals That Shook The Franchise

6. Fifty Shades Freed has also been accused of ‘glamourising domestic violence’. In a column for Townhall, director of communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Katherine Blakeman, said: ‘Women want and deserve healthy and consensual intimate relationships. So, Fifty Shades author E.L. James dressed up a sadomasochistic, abusive sexual relationship as just that – one that ended…

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Cosmopolitan: 18 Fifty Shades Of Grey scandals you never knew about

9. Fifty Shades Freed has also been accused of “glamourising domestic violence”.In a column for Townhall, director of communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Katherine Blakeman, said: “Women want and deserve healthy and consensual intimate relationships. So, Fifty Shades author E.L. James dressed up a sadomasochistic, abusive sexual relationship as just that – one that ended…

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Townhall: Why Is ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Glamorizing Sexual Violence in a #MeToo Culture?

By Katherine Blakeman  The “Fifty Shades Freed” trailer just came out. Shudder. As a woman living in the age of #MeToo, I am bewildered by how many of my fellow women like the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Some people suggest the books are appealing to women because they play into women’s ‘relationship fantasies.’ The idea…

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Express: Fifty Shades Freed SLAMMED for ‘glamorising sexual violence’ amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

A wave of people have been bravely sharing their stories of sexual assault by men in power, following an expose on Harvey Weinstein last month. Now, the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has written about why she believes the Fifty Shades series – starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson –…

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How One Man Removed His Local Kroger’s Display of the Fifty Shades of Grey Franchise

Do you remember the first time you heard about the book Fifty Shades of Grey? Maybe you saw it being promoted on social media or someone reading it in public. Others may have encountered the book on display in a local book or grocery store or heard it being discussed among friends. One thing is…

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