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Unmasking the Costume Industry’s Pornification of Halloween

[Warning: This Blog Contains Images of Children in Sexualized Costumes] Halloween is a tradition that originated from the Celtic observance of Samhain, when people wore costumes to ward off the spirits said to visit the earth at the start of winter on November 1. Costumes worn over the centuries have ranged from animal skins, to…

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5 Ways Barnes & Noble is Facilitating Sexual Exploitation

Most parents don’t realize that their child might be exposed to pornography at their local bookstore, but that is exactly what is happening all around the country. Barnes & Noble is a Fortune 500 company, which operates 689 retail bookstores, is a major supplier of pornography. Barnes & Noble provides hundreds of free pornographic books in their…

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STATEMENT: The FCC Has Failed to Protect Children from Harmful TV Content

 Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – In a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Parents Television Council, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), and 26 other organizations and individuals called on the FCC to immediately amend the existing age-based television content rating systems which are currently…

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First Amendment Hysterics: A Look at the ALA and Its Obstinate Opposition to Internet Filters on Public Library Computers

The Legal Context The American Library Association (ALA) has been on a campaign to prevent the use of Internet filtering systems on library computers since the 1990s.[1] This campaign is carried out in the name of the First Amendment but in analyzing the ALA’s statements on the matter I find myself questioning the validity of…

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