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The Deuce: Buying and Selling Women's Bodies

HBO’s The Deuce Claims Porn and Prostitution are Empowering, Here’s Why That’s Wrong

September 9th the second season of The Deuce premiered despite protests by women’s rights groups like the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The show chronicles the growth of commercial sexual exploitation with the rise of the pornography and prostitution industry in New York City during the 1970s and ‘80s and is filled with gratuitous nudity…

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HBO is Normalizing Rape Culture

HBO has a long history of putting gritty, intense stories to the screen. What they don’t realize is that stories that come out of the pornography industry and prostitution are more than gritty and intense. Such stories are evidence of the devastating experiences to which the industry exposes prostituted persons. HBO uses pornography and prostitution…

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Beware of Graphic Content for HBO Go Subscribers – Parental Controls and More

The well-known premium cable company HBO is notorious for its adult-themed television shows and movies. For any HBO Go subscriber, it’s important to know what content is out there and how to prevent unintentional exposure to sexually explicit and exploitative material. The HBO Go home streaming service does provide parental controls that can be set…

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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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Game of Thrones Ditched Sexual Violence but Embraced Erotic Incest in Season 7

In season 7, Game of Thrones departed from past seasons in a dramatic way This season there were no scenes of graphic sexual violence, and there wasn’t a single scene that involved being in a brothel that or using women in prostitution. This is a significant change! This season even had the highest audience yet for the…

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Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Producing The Deuce

Our nation is awash in pornography addictions and sexual violence. Yet, HBO is continuing to promote these themes in exchange for profits. This new show, The Deuce, chronicles the growth of the pornography industry and of prostitution in New York City during the 1970s and ‘80s.  This shift gave rise to a multi-million dollar sexually…

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The Deuce Pilot: A Premiere Rife with Graphic Sexual Exploitation

Trigger warning: this article contains descriptions of graphic sexualized exploitation depicted in HBO’s The Deuce pilot episode   HBO’s The Deuce premieres in September, however subscribers were given a pass to watch the pilot early. As suspected, The Deuce, which is set in New York around the boom of the pornography industry in America, is…

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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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