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Three Ways Domestic Violence Is Connected to Pornography

This article was written with assistance from Emily Hale. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important national campaign to consider prevention and recovery efforts, along with the nature of, domestic violence which impacts millions of both men and women in America.1 Here at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we work to address the…

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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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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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IndyStar: Varvel: Right-thinking reading list

Why Is ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Glamorizing Sexual Violence in a #MeToo Culture? Katherine Blakeman is the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and she writes that it is incredibly socially irresponsible to uphold Fifty Shades of Grey as mainstream entertainment, while at the same time we express our outrage at Harvey Weinstein and…

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What Can We Do About Domestic Violence During the Holidays?

The holidays are often thought of as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be a time of isolation and fear. Listen to the “Sexploitation?” Podcast Episode on Domestic Violence During the Holidays to Learn More and Get Tips on How You Can Support Others. Available on iTunes, and GooglePlay….

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“IT FEELS LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE” – Survivors speak out about Pornhub & Christy Mack’s Porn themed ‘Domestic Violence’ campaign *TRIGGER WARNING*

Written by Jas Swilks. Originally posted Feb 13th 2016 on ‘Thoughts from Jas’. Trigger Warning: domestic violence, graphic discussions of violence against women, and violent pornography. Recently the hardcore porn website ‘Pornhub’ announced they were partnering with ex-porn performer Christy Mack to ‘raise money for domestic violence‘ by selling a soft-porn t-shirt line- a revelation…

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