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Videogame Company Leaves Themes of Rape “100% In-Tact”

The online videogame store Steam has come under fire from thousands of individuals for hosting the game House Party, which features animated pornography and manipulation of women into sex through blackmail, intoxication, and deception. As we learned from the infamous case of Brock Turner, where alcohol was used to assist in the rape of a young woman, […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

More Women Experience Paralysis During Sexual Assault Than You May Assume

The general public tends to consider “fighting back” as the “normal” response to rape. But is it? A new Swedish survey found 7 out of 10 women experienced “tonic immobility” during sexual assault. What Is Tonic Immobility? Tonic immobility is a natural state of paralysis, often observed in animals as “playing dead.” It is an involuntary and […]

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Issue: College

Podcast: Can We Prevent Rape On College Campuses?

Ep. 22 Special guest Dr. John Foubert addresses an innovative program on college campuses. Dr. John Foubert is the national president of One in Four, a professor at Oklahoma State University author of several books including most recently How Pornography Harms. One In Four is a national nonprofit dedicated to sexual assault prevention, focusing on college […]

Issue: College

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 […]

Issue: Objectification

The Brock Turner Rule: Recognizing the Links Between Pornography and Rape

In the aftermath of the Stanford rape case, in which convicted rapist Brock Turner received a sentence of only six months in jail and three years of probation, the national dialogue on campus sexual assault has been tragically re-ignited. Understandably, this case has left many wondering what factors might have contributed to this crime. It […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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 […]

Issue: Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence Behind the Scenes: Porn Star Accused of Rape

The porn industry just lost another golden boy. James Deen, a porn actor with “boy next door” charm, has long been a rising star in the porn community. In 2009, Adult Video News named him “Male Performer of the Year.” Esquire has labeled him the “Ryan Gosling of porn,” and Elle praised his support for female sexuality. Even Buzzfeed profiled Deen, […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

“Evelyn” – Testimony before Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, 1985

Evelyn, a mother and housewife in Wisconsin, testified on behalf of the Attorney’s General Commission on Pornography.   In a small town in Wisconsin, pornography was not readily available during her first few years of marriage.  Her husband’s addiction began with Playboy, obscene playing cards and R-rated movies.  He began ordering more materials by mail. His […]

Personal Stories

Robert Sklodowski, testimony before Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, 1985

Robert Sklodowski, then the circuit judge of Cook County, IL, testified before the Commission on Pornography to describe his knowledge of pornography use by criminals and sex offenders. He described the rampant use of porn, which he saw contributed to the sex crimes of numerous prisoners he had seen in Illinois. Read full personal account […]

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“Diann” – testimony before Attorney General’s Commission on pornography, 1985

Diann testified her story on behalf of the General Attorney’s Commission in Washington D.C. on Pornography.  She shared her store of being a victim of sexual abuse by her husband.  Her husband is addicted to pornography.  He coerced his wife to act out the fantasies in pornography.  The wife didn’t identify what was sexual abuse […]

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