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Hollywood, #MeToo, and Time's Up

“Time’s Up” for Our Nation’s Children, Too

This article originally appeared in Townhall.com. The Red Carpet at this Sunday’s Golden Globes will be a little more monochromatic than in years past. Many Hollywood actresses will don black to send a message of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment. The #MeToo movement of last October has generated a new initiative, Time’s Up, which…

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IBT: Is Fifty Shades really glamorising sexual abuse as entertainment in the age of Harvey Weinstein?

This is an era where everyone is raising their voice against sexual assault by powerful men ever since the Harvey Weinstein story by The New York Times. Recently many people have taken to various social media platforms to share their own experiences of sexual misconduct using the hashtag #MeToo. In the meantime, the third instalment…

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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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Express: Fifty Shades Freed SLAMMED for ‘glamorising sexual violence’ amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

A wave of people have been bravely sharing their stories of sexual assault by men in power, following an expose on Harvey Weinstein last month. Now, the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has written about why she believes the Fifty Shades series – starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson –…

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USA Today: Does your generation determine how you perceive sexual harassment?

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Directors James Toback and Brett Ratner. Oscar-winners Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman.  Actor Jeremy Piven. Comedian Andy Dick. These are the boldfaced names in the headlines lately over accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, even rape. American women, especially, are paying attention. But they’re interpreting the news in significantly different ways based on their age…

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World: Hollywood’s reckoning

The women who went public with their stories of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein rang a bell that continues to resound through show business. The reverberations have cascaded over a number of powerful men in Hollywood and the media. Here are some who faced accusations of sexual misconduct just in the past week: Actor Kevin Spacey,…

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Haley Halverson on EWTN News Nightly to discuss Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, #MeToo, and Sexual Harassment

How Netflix, HBO & Amazon Normalize Sexual Entitlement

In the wake of several high-profile sexual harassment scandals, from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Amazon Studio’s Chief Roy Price to actor Kevin Spacey and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, companies and corporations might be taking action to fire or suspend the alleged perpetrators of these actions. Unfortunately, these same companies continue to produce…

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HBO’s The Deuce Recycles Female Sexual Exploitation for Profit

The final episode of the first season of HBO’s new show, The Deuce, will air Sunday night, bringing to a close, for now, yet another HBO series that profits off of the sexual exploitation of women. HBO’s claims that it made a show to critique the misogyny and exploitive harms of pornography and prostitution are about as convincing…

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Healing a Culture Wounded by Porn Use

Katherine Blakeman, Director of Communications, recently addressed how to “heal a culture so wounded by porn and abuse” on the Drew Mariani radio show on Relevant Radio. This invitation came in response to the recent events surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo grassroots campaign. Blakeman points out the harms of pornography, citing research…

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Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein and ending sexual assault.

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & Moving Forward

Dr. John Foubert has been in the movement to end sexual violence for 25 years. He’s an academic who has written seven books on that topic and another on the harms of pornography. It’s no surprise, then, that I wanted to see what he thought of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resultant #MeToo grassroots…

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