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It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Steam is Still Selling Sexual Assault Games

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is an important awareness campaign highlighting the prevalance of sexual assault in our society. Here at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, not only do we recognize sexual assault and violence as a pervasive problem but we also recognize that pornography and pop culture – whether in the…

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Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Assault and Rape Conviction, Explained

On February 24, 2020, a New York jury handed down a verdict that meant the sex predator movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape in the third degree of one victim and criminal sexual assault in the first degree of another victim. Both women testified to their abuse during trial. Harvey Weinstein’s conviction…

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Steam is Still Selling Sexual Assault-Themed “House Party” Game

House Party is described by its creators as “a sexually charged, 3D point-and-click adventure”. In the game, you as the player are at the titular house party where you proceed to choose your own adventure…an adventure that includes getting in fights, groping women, masturbating wherever you please, and coercing women to have sex with you….

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“Just a Bunch of Rape Scenes” – Popular Video Game on Steam

Mirror is another “adult” game on the gaming platform Steam. With over 26,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews on the site, Mirror is undoubtedly one of the more popular games in this category available. What exactly are these 26,000 and counting people doing when they play Mirror exactly? Some of the reviews say: “Having spent 21 hours…

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News: Ex-Massage Envy Therapist on Trial for Molesting a Female County Sheriff’s Deputy

Published on The Palm Beach Post WEST PALM BEACH — Suffering back pain from the weight of a gun, radio and other items she carries around her waist as a corrections officer, a 32-year-old Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy began going to Massage Envy for relief. On her third or fourth trip to the national…

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DoD Must Address Porn Culture in the Military If Serious About Decreasing Sexual Assault

*Featured image is a stock photo from Pexels* Sexual assault will never end while human beings are seen as commodities. Women will never achieve equality while they can legally be bought and sold. The Department of Defense needs to understand this in order to meaningfully address sexual assault. The sad truth is that instances of…

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Massage Envy Claims It Improved Sexual Assault Policies, But Has It?

Massage Envy was placed on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Dirty Dozen List in 2019 because of the growing number of sexual assaults taking place in their business, and because of poor policies that allow the problem to persist. Unfortunately, in 2020, we see that Massage Envy is still continually choosing to protect the company,…

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Massage Envy is Still Prioritizing Corporate Interests Over Customer Safety

A college student who just had a stressful week of midterms. A stay-at-home mother who had a long day with her sick children. A working professional who had a rough afternoon at work. I know these sorts of people. I am one of these sorts of people. These are just a few examples of people…

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Antonio Brown’s Rape Lawsuit a Reminder of the NFL’s Problematic Record on Sexual Exploitation

Even though the NFL is conducting its own investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct*, sexual assault, and rape that came to light because of a civil lawsuit filed in federal court by Antonio Brown’s former trainer—Britney Taylor—after settlement negotiations fell through, the fact that the New England Patriots chose to play Brown on September 15…

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Violent Porn Inspired Copycat in UK Sexual Assault Case and He’s Not an Anomaly

There is a prevailing message in pornography that people welcome aggressive actions, particularly in a sexual context. This message supports a connection between pornography and sexual violence because the medium is likely to influence viewers to commit sexual violence. A recent investigation into an attempted sexual assault demonstrates the influence that pornography can have on…

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