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Even Though I Gave a Verbal “No” to Specific Requests, He Did Them Anyway

Personal testimony from a woman who submitted her story to be shared with others. I am a young woman who met a man in college whom I thought I would marry; I left the relationship because of his addiction to pornography, escalating sexual relationships with other women, and sexual assault of me. When I met this…

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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…

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Huffington Post: Should We Be Concerned That Culture Creators Are Engaging In Sexual Abuse?

Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roy Price, Roger Ailes, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Louis CK. Most Americans are outraged at the slew of recent revelations that Hollywood and media elites allegedly have been sexually harassing or abusing victims for years. One by one, these men are being axed from their jobs and publicly condemned,…

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Pornography Fuels The Myth That Some Victims of Sexual Assault “Ask For It”

I want to take this opportunity to scream from the rooftops about the excuses I hear over and over again in the media from abusers and judgmental onlookers who think a sexual abuse victim was “asking for it.” CIRCUMSTANCES NEVER EXCUSE ONE’S CHOICE TO VIOLATE THE DIGNITY OF ANOTHER. The coed says yes, and then…

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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…

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Standing for Dignity at the White House Summit on “The United State of Women”

This week I had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on “The United State of Women” held in DC. This represents a significant step forward in our efforts to expose the impact of pornography on individuals, families, and culture, and efforts to connect the dots between all forms of exploitation. A few of…

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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…

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PRESS RELEASE: New Campaign Launched Against Exploitive Calvin Klein

Public Encouraged to Cut Up, Return Clothes Washington, DC – Calvin Klein’s recent advertisement depicting “upskirting” has attracted widespread criticism and builds on its history of sexually exploitive advertisements. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling on Calvin Klein to stop normalizing and glamorizing sexual harassment. “Calvin Klein’s recent upskirting ad builds on…

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STATEMENT: Calvin Klein Still Stands By Ad Depicting Sexual Harassment

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – Calvin Klein’s recent advertisement depicting “up-skirting” has attracted widespread criticism and yet it has refused to remove the image from its advertising campaign. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling on Calvin Klein to stop normalizing and glamorizing sexual harassment. “Once again,…

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THE WRAP: ‘Game of Thrones’ Accused of Promoting Rape Culture, ‘Torture Pornography’

Original Source: The Wrap Author: Joe Otterson   The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has denounced “Game of Thrones” for its “socially irresponsible” depictions of sexual violence. “‘Game of Thrones’ has excelled in turning brutal sexual violence into mainstream entertainment,” Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of NCOSE, said at a press conference on Monday. “Since…

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