The Problem

What Is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a broad term used to encompass experiences of rape, sexual coercion, assault, harassment, abuse, and more. Tragically, countless men and women of all ages live in light of these experiences.

In the age of #MeToo, and the heightened cultural dialogue surrounding sexual harassment, assault and consent, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation also recognizes that pornography and pop culture – whether in the form of movies, television or advertisements – regularly normalizes and even glamorizes sexual violence. Therefore, in order to instigate a cultural shift that denounces all forms of sexual violence, it is vital to address these societal influences.

Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to sexual violence.

NCOSE Campaigns

Internet-based bulletin board-type advertising forums have contributed to an explosion in prostitution advertising and sex trafficking.

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

coalition to end sexual exploitation

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) unites groups and advocates addressing diverse issues of sexual exploitation for joint projects and the CESE Summit.

 

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

hbo

HBO is increasingly producing shows like Game of Thrones, and more, that feature extreme scenes of gratuitous nudity, sex, and sexual violence. HBO is portraying sexual violence as mere entertainment.

This groundbreaking campaign serves to shed a light on the victimization of boys and men, regarding all forms of sexual exploitation.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has developed this agenda to provide Congress and the executive branch with critical recommendations that combat sexual exploitation and preserve human dignity.

Updates

Antonio Brown’s Rape Lawsuit a Reminder of the NFL’s Problematic Record on Sexual Exploitation

Even though the NFL is conducting its own investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct*, sexual assault, and rape that came to light because of a civil lawsuit filed in federal court by Antonio Brown’s former trainer—Britney Taylor—after settlement negotiations fell through, the fact that the New England Patriots chose to play Brown on September 15…

Antonio Brown gesturing after a football game. Attribution: Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antonio_Brown_vs_Redskins_2016.jpg

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

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

Action Alert #3: Help the 400+ Massage Envy Sexual Assault Survivors Who Have Already Spoken Up

The 3rd target during our 2019 12 Days of Action Dirty Dozen List push is Massage Envy. From July 26-28, let’s work together for change by concentrating national attention on Massage Envy. Massage Envy made its debut on this year’s Dirty Dozen List for facilitating sexual assault and harassment with poor policies, forcing customers to…

2019 12 Days of Action: Massage Envy

How Instagram Can Stop Sexual Grooming, Abuse, and Trafficking On Its App

On behalf of our 300+-member Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation and the tens of thousands of concerned citizens who serve as our supporters, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation thanks Instagram for its efforts to promote digital wellbeing and online safety. However, despite these efforts, there is still rampant grooming for sexual abuse, sex trafficking,…

Instagram

Actions

Email Wish Executives: Remove Objectifying Products for Your Marketplace

Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Promoting Pornography, Sexual Violence and Prostitution via The Deuce

Email Steam Executives

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