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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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Is the Sexual Violence in Game of Thrones Just Representing a “Historical Reality”?

It’s no secret that Game of Thrones, a popular fantasy epic on HBO, has become well known for its salacious depictions of sexual assault. Full nudity and pornographic depictions of incest have been the wallpaper of this storyline, and “character development” for male protagonists has often hinged upon degrading and violating women. In fact, last year there…

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Report of NCOSE’s 2017 Efforts to Defend Dignity

To my dear allies and friends in this fight, I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across…

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Game of Thrones Ditched Sexual Violence but Embraced Erotic Incest in Season 7

In season 7, Game of Thrones departed from past seasons in a dramatic way This season there were no scenes of graphic sexual violence, and there wasn’t a single scene that involved being in a brothel that or using women in prostitution. This is a significant change! This season even had the highest audience yet for the…

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Update: The Ode to Incest Continues

Proclaimed the most popular TV show in the world, the cast of Game of Thrones was recently featured on the cover of Time magazine to promote the July premiere of Season 7. Despite all of the hype, it is important not to lose sight of the persistent, perverse, and sadistic sexual themes Game of Thrones…

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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…

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THE WRAP: ‘Game of Thrones’ Accused of Promoting Rape Culture, ‘Torture Pornography’

Original Source: The Wrap Author: Joe Otterson   The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has denounced “Game of Thrones” for its “socially irresponsible” depictions of sexual violence. “‘Game of Thrones’ has excelled in turning brutal sexual violence into mainstream entertainment,” Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of NCOSE, said at a press conference on Monday. “Since…

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STATEMENT: Game of Thrones Normalizes Sexual Violence

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC –  The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) held a press conference today calling on HBO executives to stop promoting pornified entertainment in the TV series Game of Thrones. “Game of Thrones has excelled in turning brutal sexual violence into mainstream entertainment,” said Dawn Hawkins,…

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