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Screenshot of PG-rated trailer for DA:NCE documentary

How Hypersexualized Children’s Dance Impacts Children

“Children deserve to learn and experience the gift of dance in safe environments that do not sexualize them. Children deserve to love dance, their bodies, and themselves. Children deserve to not be victims of sexual exploitation.” This is the mission of Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited (DA:NCE). Founded in 2016 by dance educator and author…

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Carmen Caliente, in an Instagram video, explains how she was groomed and sex trafficked by Lanfranco Pescante and subsequently pushed into the sex industry

Carmen Caliente Explains How Grooming, Sex Trafficking Led to Life in Pornography

Sexual exploitation is a web of intersectionality that spans the globe and all manifestations of sexual abuse and exploitation feed into and off of one another. Recent news of predatory grooming, sexual abuse, rape, and sex trafficking allegedly perpetrated by a wealthy individual in Florida are more evidence of this reality. Lanfranco Pescante (Franco), the…

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Still from Netflix's "The Witcher" TV show

Netflix’s “The Witcher” is Yet Another Example of Exploitation in Entertainment

“The Witcher is known for its sex,” says The Decider (an online media outlet owned by the New York Post). For the uninitiated, The Witcher is a TV show based on a video game which is being produced and hosted by Netflix, a corporation currently listed on our 2020 Dirty Dozen List. The first season…

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Still image from DA:NCE documentary "Healthy or Harmful Children’s Dance: What the Experts Say About Hypersexualization"

Healthy or Harmful Children’s Dance: What the Experts Say About Hypersexualization

Dance can be a healthy outlet for children both physically and emotionally, allowing them a fun outlet of expression while improving the condition of their heart, reducing risk of osteoporosis, and educating them in a beautiful art form. In recent decades, however, the culture has seen a dramatic shift away from educational dance. Currently, it’s…

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Censored image of Delta passenger watching the Delta-provided "Hustlers" movie in-flight

An Open Letter to Delta for Providing Sexually Explicit In-Flight Films

To Delta Airlines: You may remember me. A few years ago, a video of me went viral after I saw a man openly watching violent hardcore pornography featuring young girls on a Delta flight. And if you don’t remember this part: Delta did nothing to stop it. After my family and I experienced weeks of…

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa in Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke Opens Up About How HBO Pushed Scenes of Rape, Nudity

Unfortunately for women, such as actress Emilia Clarke, Hollywood is no stranger to sexual exploitation. For years, the industry profited off the objectification, harassment, and abuse of women both in front of and behind the camera. In 2017, the #MeToo movement was launched across the country due to women in Hollywood speaking out about Harvey…

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TV Globo – Travel, Allowance, and Sex: Understanding the World of ‘Sugar Babies’

Haley Halverson, vice president of advocacy and outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, appeared on the TV Globo news program, Fantastico, to talk about the dangers of sugar dating. [Read/See Here]

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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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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a Slap in the Face for the #MeToo Movement

Sports Illustrated today released its annual Swimsuit Edition, which irresponsibly but predictably contributes to a culture of sexual objectification, male sexual entitlement, and relatedly, sexual harassment and assault. Watch Our Video Here For decades, women in our culture have been drowning in the message from mainstream media, Hollywood, and “women’s magazines” that their self-worth lies…

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“My Life Isn’t Your Porn” – Thousands of Women are Protesting Spycam Pornography

In this era of #MeToo, there is a stream of pornography that exploits the ignorance of its victims: Spycam Porn. Spycams are an increasingly popular form of pornography. Perpetrators use spycams disguised as watches, lighters, or smoke detectors to film and later upload videos of women as they use the toilet, walk the streets, play…

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