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.

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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

Did JetBlue Turn a Blind Eye When An Employee Assaulted a Woman?

A JetBlue employee has filed a lawsuit against the airline as well as a co-worker. She claims that the airline did nothing when she reported being sexually assaulted by the co-worker, and she claims that this is even after JetBlue allegedly told her they had substantiated the attack occurred. Excerpt from Fox Wilmington: That night, the…

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News: Ex-Massage Envy Therapist on Trial for Molesting a Female County Sheriff’s Deputy

Published on The Palm Beach Post WEST PALM BEACH — Suffering back pain from the weight of a gun, radio and other items she carries around her waist as a corrections officer, a 32-year-old Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy began going to Massage Envy for relief. On her third or fourth trip to the national…

Article Disputes the “Better a Robot Than a Real Child” Argument

Sex dolls, and particularly child-like sex dolls, have become increasingly normalized in recent years as shown by movies like Lars and the Real Girl. Some people claim that these dolls are a valid alternative to real, partnered sex and, disturbingly, some even argue that child sex dolls could be helpful for pedophiles. Excerpt from ABC…

Four Problems with Twitter’s Irresponsible Policy on Pornography

Is pornography allowed on Twitter? In November of 2019, Twitter clarified its Sensitive Media Policy stating: “You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile or header images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted.” This initially seems promising, however,…

Massage Envy Claims It Improved Sexual Assault Policies, But Has It?

Massage Envy was placed on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Dirty Dozen List in 2019 because of the growing number of sexual assaults taking place in their business, and because of poor policies that allow the problem to persist. Unfortunately, in 2020, we see that Massage Envy is still continually choosing to protect the company,…

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

Share your STORY

Personal stories help elected and business leaders to see the grave harm associated with this material and can be very helpful in getting them to change their policies. All will be shared anonymously. Please email your story to public@ncose.com.