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Is the Sexual Violence in Game of Thrones Just Representing a “Historical Reality”?

It’s no secret that Game of Thrones, a popular fantasy epic on HBO, has become well known for its salacious depictions of sexual assault. Full nudity and pornographic depictions of incest have been the wallpaper of this storyline, and “character development” for male protagonists has often hinged upon degrading and violating women. In fact, last year there…

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Educating Congress on the Connection Between Pornography and Sexual Harassment

National Center on Sexual Exploitation staff have been making rounds on Capitol Hill, visiting with both members of Congress and senators, to educate elected officials and their staff about the connection between pornography consumption and sexual harassment, as well as other forms of sexual exploitation. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the…

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TIME’s Person of the Year and Breaking the Silence About Our Pornified Culture

TIME Magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” their 2017 Person of the Year, after months of some of the most powerful men in our society meeting their downfall following allegations of sexual harassment or assault. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds all of the women and men who have come forward to share their…

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At the Core of the Issue: Professor Exposes Connection Between Porn and Sexual Harassment

On November 26th, a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed bore the title ‘Behind the harassment scandals, another dirty little secret: pornography’. Here at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we could not agree more. With each newly exposed scandal, it becomes more and more clear that the issue of sexual exploitation must be fought not only…

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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…

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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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Haley Halverson on EWTN News Nightly to discuss Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, #MeToo, and Sexual Harassment

How Netflix, HBO & Amazon Normalize Sexual Entitlement

In the wake of several high-profile sexual harassment scandals, from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Amazon Studio’s Chief Roy Price to actor Kevin Spacey and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, companies and corporations might be taking action to fire or suspend the alleged perpetrators of these actions. Unfortunately, these same companies continue to produce…

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Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein and ending sexual assault.

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & Moving Forward

Dr. John Foubert has been in the movement to end sexual violence for 25 years. He’s an academic who has written seven books on that topic and another on the harms of pornography. It’s no surprise, then, that I wanted to see what he thought of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resultant #MeToo grassroots…

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BREAKING: Popular Videogame Distributor Advertises “Porno Studio” Game to Millions of Children

Videogame Company Comes Under Fire for Promoting Sexual Coercion and Exploitation A mainstream online videogame store, with an estimated 35 million users under the age of 18, is facilitating gamified sexual coercion and animated pornography featuring genitalia, ejaculation, to users of all ages. This is occurring through the Steam® video game distribution platform, which was…

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Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Military Is Not a New Problem

Earlier this year, in what is referred to as the Marines United Facebook scandal, it was discovered that an undetermined number of photos of nude or nearly nude female Marines were shared without their consent in a private Facebook group comprising almost 30,000 members, most of whom were active-duty Marines, Marine Corps veterans, or British…

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