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It’s Time for a National Legal Strategy to Defend Human Dignity

Until we launched the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Law Center in 2015, there had been no voice in the courts and legislatures advocating for human dignity and against all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation. In the vacuum of a national legal strategy on these issues, pro-sexual exploitation lobbyists have stepped in to…

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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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Back to School 2019_Protect Kids from Exploitation

Our Schools Aren’t Safe for Children. But You Can Help.

Schools ought to be a safe place for children. Unfortunately, when it comes to sexual exploitation, there are problems lurking right under the surface of the technology our children have access to at school almost every day. The idea of upgrading technological capabilities in schools and school libraries sounds great at face value. However, there…

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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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CESE Global Summit attendees in US Senator Brian Schatz's office in the Hart Senate Office Building during the 2019 Day on the Hill

NCOSE’s Day on the Hill Leading to Legislative Progress and Victories!

For the last two years, the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit has included a “Day on the Hill” where leaders in the anti-exploitation movement descend on DC and visit every U.S. Congressional office with a message of abolition! The day begins with trainings on advocacy and public policy, then participants file onto buses…

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NCOSE's 2019 12 Days of Action: United Airlines

Action Alert #1: Making United Airlines’ Friendly Skies Friendly Again

Over the years, NCOSE has heard story after story of passengers watching pornography on flights, passengers or aircrew being sexually harassed or assaulted, and more. While having these incidents happen at all is bad enough, what’s worse is that flight crews are rarely, if ever, prepared to handle these situations. United Airlines seems to have…

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NCOSE's 2019 12 Days of Action

12 Days of Action 2019: A Chance For YOUR Voice to Be Heard!

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List admonishes 12 mainstream targets who facilitate sexual exploitation. Because of your voices, this campaign has led to major changes at many targets over the years including Google, Snapchat, Comcast, Hilton Hotels, the Department of Defense, and more. It’s time now for our mid-year push to keep up the pressure on these cultural…

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Senate Hearing Will Highlight How to Fix App Ratings for Kids

On July 9, The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on “Protecting Innocence in a Digital World” to talk about the predatory targeting, grooming, sex trafficking, hardcore pornography, and more that makes up the experience of so many young users of platforms like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram. Chairman Lindsey Graham, Senator Dianne Feinstein and…

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Video Urges Parents to “Parent Up!” and Talk to Kids About Porn

In June 2019, our allies at Culture Reframed released a sneak peek of their new animated video titled, “Parent Up! Talk to Your Son About Porn.” The video was released just in time for Father’s Day in the United States, which was timely and relevant as the video focuses primarily on the father-son dynamic and…

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