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Power and Privilege – Understanding the Role of Men in Perpetuating Racial, Economic and Gender Inequality through Prostitution

This is a summary of a presentation from Valiant Richey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County in Washington State at the 2018 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. For the last eight years, Val has worked in the Special Assault Unit, which handles cases involving the sexual abuse of children and adults and…

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First Edition Research Summary and 3 Key Events on the Exploitation of Boys and Men

I wanted to share some exciting news with you: we are generating a massive and much-needed shift in the way our movement addresses the sexual exploitation of boys and men. Male victims of sexual exploitation, sexual violence, sex trafficking, childhood exposure to pornography, and other sexual harms are virtually voiceless today. They are suffering alone…

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Bringing the Sex Trafficking of Boys and Men Out of the Shadows

Popular culture rarely acknowledges the fact that boys and men are also the victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. Even some anti-trafficking groups are unfamiliar with this issue, with very few sex trafficking recovery programs serving male victims. Anna Smith, co-founder and executive director of Restore One, an organization dedicated to helping in the recovery…

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These Male Olympic Athletes Are Getting “Magic Miked”

“36 of the Greatest Summer Olympic Bulges” This is the headline of a recent Cosmopolitan magazine article, which collected photos to emphasize the genital regions of various male Olympic athletes. Instead of focusing on the athletic accomplishments of swimmers, cyclists, or gymnasts, Cosmo has once again returned to one of its favorite recreational activities: sexual…

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STATEMENT: Showtime Episode Depicts Rape of a Male as “Funny”

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – July 10, 2016, the Showtime series Roadies depicted the drugged sexual assault of a man by a woman. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) denounces this scene for normalizing male sexual abuse as humorous. “If this scene depicted a drugged woman being sexually assaulted by a…

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This Moving Norwegian Video about Sexual Violence and Rape has Gone Viral

An emotional short video created by Care Norway is raising awareness about rape and sexual violence against women by urging fathers to take a stand. This video highlights how a culture that accepts objectification and degradation as “normal” can actually foster a culture of sexual violence. Men have a unique opportunity to rise against this phenomenon…

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