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Abuse in 50 Shades Freed Fuels #MeToo Culture

The Fifty Shades franchise is advertised as an erotic romance, but in reality it is a story of sexual violence. Fifty Shades Freed, irresponsibly and dangerously legitimizes sexual violence against women and encourages women to accept this type of abuse as normal or even desirable. If we are ready to transform how our culture treats women — […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Is Abuse

The Detroit News: Magic Johnson: MSU should fire those aware of Nassar

Legendary basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson on Monday joined a growing chorus of voices calling for the dismissal of Michigan State University officials who knew anything about the decades-long scandal when Larry Nassar assaulted scores of women. “If anyone was aware of the sexual assault happening to women on the MSU campus from the office […]

Issue: Sexual Violence

IBT: Is Fifty Shades really glamorising sexual abuse as entertainment in the age of Harvey Weinstein?

This is an era where everyone is raising their voice against sexual assault by powerful men ever since the Harvey Weinstein story by The New York Times. Recently many people have taken to various social media platforms to share their own experiences of sexual misconduct using the hashtag #MeToo. In the meantime, the third instalment […]

IndyStar: Varvel: Right-thinking reading list

Why Is ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Glamorizing Sexual Violence in a #MeToo Culture? Katherine Blakeman is the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and she writes that it is incredibly socially irresponsible to uphold Fifty Shades of Grey as mainstream entertainment, while at the same time we express our outrage at Harvey Weinstein and […]


Express: Fifty Shades Freed SLAMMED for ‘glamorising sexual violence’ amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

A wave of people have been bravely sharing their stories of sexual assault by men in power, following an expose on Harvey Weinstein last month. Now, the Director of Communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has written about why she believes the Fifty Shades series – starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson – […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey Is Abuse

Terry Crews Highlights Male Abuse In Light of Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Producer Harvey Weinstein has recently been confronted with allegations of sexually harassing women in Hollywood. A torrent of women have begun stepping forward to acknowledge their stories of how Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them and abused his power. Tragically, stories of men in high power positions exploiting women are not unusual in our society. But […]

boys and men are victims too, terry crews reminds us

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

Tom Jones Survived Sex Trafficking. Here’s His Message.

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we work tirelessly to end sexual exploitation and to expose the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. But nothing we can say can move hearts or inspire concrete action like Tom Jones’ heart-wrenching but triumphant testimony given at our national symposium here in our nation’s Capital. Tom […]

Tom Jones Trafficking Survivor

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Summer Seminar: Shattered Innocence: The Crisis and Causes of Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse

Child-on-child sexual abuse is a rising problem in America, and around the world. While most families and communities want to push it under the rug, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is bringing this issue to light and addressing the realities of this disturbing form of sexual abuse. This presentation will address the root factors […]

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4 Conversations That Can Help Guard Children Against Sexual Abuse

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog. Child sexual abuse is perhaps one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. As a result, people often avoid thinking or talking about it. But pushing such a serious problem under the rug might be doing more harm than good. It’s always difficult to gather national statistics on the […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Sexually Abused by a Neighbor

Personal testimony from an individual who submitted their story to be shared with others.   I was sexually abused at the age of 6 by a neighbor who was hooked to pornographic magazines.   Resources For Those Sexually Abused By A Neighbor Or Dealing With Any Form Of Sexual Abuse: National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

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