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Catharine MacKinnon speaking at Cambridge

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,…

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RESEARCH SUMMARY: “The Rise of the Modern Online Pornography Industry: Descriptions and Implications”

This article summarizes key points made in a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Johnson at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit (which can be watched above). The goal of the presentation is to help the listener and leaders in the #EndExploitation movement understand that online pornography is a highly organized industry directed by relatively…

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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…

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Does Online Porn Use Harm the Environment?

We know it’s not every day that you see a headline like that and take it seriously. Many might look at that and be tempted to immediately discount it as “fake news.” However, according to a newly released study from The Shift Project, online porn use is generating greenhouse gas emissions–which the article asserts harms…

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Pornography is First Boom in Virtual Reality

Pornography is once again taking over the newest technologies, and this time it’s virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a rapidly growing technology phenomenon that creates a simulated environment in which the viewer is placed inside of an experience. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article outlining how VR’s first real boom is pornography….

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Another Celebrity speaks out about the addictive nature of pornography

During a web show Rapper Denzel Curry spoke out against the addictive nature of pornography and commented how Terry Crews had made similar statements in the past.. Celebrities and other public figures are starting to realize the damaging effects that pornography can have on a person, their life and relationships. In the interview Denzel Curry…

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Public Health Impacts of Pornography Are No Trivial Matter

This week Florida’s House of Representatives formally recognized the public health harms of pornography. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this action and Rep. Ross Spano for spearheading this effort. Public health impacts of pornography are no trivial matter. The harms associated with pornography use are wide-ranging. For example, two recent meta-analyses (a…

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Walmart Public Health Event and Pornography

Walmart Wellness Day and the Public Health Crisis of Pornography

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, our team was invited to join the Hagerstown, Maryland Walmart for this year’s Walmart Wellness Day as well as the Global Pilot Collaboration for Healthier Lives monthly program. The event ran from 10am to 2pm and consisted of glucose testing, hearing tests, flu shots, and us. Stationed between the checkout…

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STATEMENT: HBO Continues Normalization of Sexual Violence with New Show, The Deuce

Washington, DC – HBO’s forthcoming television series The Deuce continues the premium cable television network’s onslaught of programs that glorify and normalize harmful sexual behaviors, particularly acts of sexual violence. The show’s main themes—the pornography industry and prostitution—tee up its performers for gratuitous pornographic scenes and disturbing, graphic sexual content. Based on the pilot show HBO made available…

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Bogus Research Refuted: No, Religiosity Isn’t the Reason People Are Harmed by Porn

From Your Brain On Porn “A religious person is more likely to call themselves a porn addict and compound problems in relationships because of the shame of being seen as damaged goods,” a recent article reported, regarding new research out of Brigham Young University. These statements get a lot of play in the press. But are…

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