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 Says Pornography Websites Can Never be “Safe Enough” and Must be Investigated Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that pornography websites such as Pornhub and XVideos must be prosecuted for illegal activities, given further evidence of criminal activity in a new analysis published in the British Journal of Criminology. The study, “Sexual violence as a sexual script in mainstream online pornography,” found that of 131,738…
Atlanta Spa Shootings: Decriminalizing an Inherently Violent and Bigoted System of Disparity Cannot Make It Safer
Fully decriminalizing an inherently bigoted and violent system of disparity can never make it safe. In March 2021, our nation once again faced a terrible mass shooting as eight victims (seven women and one man)—six of whom were women of Asian descent—were murdered while working in massage parlors in Atlanta. It took no time for…
Washington, DC (March 17, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) issued a statement in response to the murders of several women in the Atlanta area. It has been reported that the police said that the suspect targeted the massage parlor and spas because he allegedly claimed he had a “sexual addiction” and it was a “temptation…
On January 26, 2021, an Atlanta-based entrepreneur, Sabrina Peterson, leveled serious allegations against rapper Clifford (T.I.) Harris when she posted shocking claims that follow a violent dispute between the two. In a string of explosive Instagram posts, Peterson claimed that Harris physically assaulted her at his home in Atlanta, GA. “…@troubleman31 you PUT A GUN…
With the ugly truth about Ravi Zacharias’ long-hidden history of perpetrating sexual abuse having come to light, the world is faced with yet another example of sexual abuse being hidden and enabled in an institutional setting—a religious institution in this case. Tragically, it isn’t an isolated example as more than a few churches and religious…
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