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Photograph of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia where arguments for and against FOSTA were held

Opponents of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) Give Arguments to D.C. Circuit

The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) was signed by the president on April 11, 2018, and has been an incredibly important piece of legislation aimed at stopping websites from facilitating and promoting prostitution and sex trafficking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, along with survivors and other advocates, supported…

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Young woman smiling into the camera while holding up a glass of wine (image representing a sugar baby on a date with a sugar daddy to tie into topic of sugaring and sugar dating)

The Dangers of Sugar Dating and Sugaring, Explained

What is “sugar dating”? And how exactly does it relate to “sugaring”? Does it have anything to do with these “sugar babies” and “sugar daddies” you keep hearing about? Is “sugar dating” actually a form of dating? Is “sugaring” prostitution? These questions and more are becoming increasingly prevalent as websites and apps attempting to promote…

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Antonio Brown gesturing after a football game. Attribution: Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antonio_Brown_vs_Redskins_2016.jpg

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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Survivors debunk myths about illicit body rub/massage parlors Survivors debunk myths about illicit body rub/massage parlors (still from video by Defend Dignity)

Survivors Debunk Massage Parlor Myths in ‘Defend Dignity’ Video

When someone thinks of prostitution, they may not think of the hundreds of illicit massage parlors—also known as “body rub parlours”—that exist across the world. Instead of working on the street or in a typical brothel, these sexually-oriented businesses operate like a typical massage parlor with one exception: the women there are paid for sex…

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Still of Jennifer Lopez from the movie "Hustlers"

No, “Hustlers” is Not Empowering for Women

Hustlers, a “strip club drama,” is set to be released in theaters on September 13, 2019. The movie features several star actors, including Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Hustlers is a story about a Robin Hood-esque group of strippers who steal from rich men. Jennifer Lopez, the actress portraying…

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Minimalist iconographic rendering of an adult male filming two children as a statement against child sexual abuse

The Research-backed Links Between Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is an atrocity that goes against the very nature of human dignity. While this appears to be widely known and agreed upon, something that many around the world don’t know is the role pornography plays in fueling child sexual abuse. Yet, when taking into account the common themes of mainstream pornography, which…

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The NCOSE Law Center is Pioneering Tactics for a World Free from Sexual Exploitation

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), we believe the law is one of the greatest tools for defending human dignity against sex trafficking, pornography, child sexual abuse, and more. It sets social norms, punishes exploiters, and gives justice to survivors. The NCOSE Law Center is an advocate to intervene in key, precedent-setting cases…

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Pioneering Lawsuit Against GirlsDoPorn.com Applauded by National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Business Model Lures Young Women with False Promises and Must Be Exposed Washington, D.C. – As a civil lawsuit filed by 22 women against pornographic website GirlsDoPorn got underway in San Diego Superior Court last week, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds all 22 defendants, who have suffered job loss, psychological harm, and harassment…

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Death is an Injustice to Survivors that Cannot Be Ignored

Jeffrey Epstein is dead. We long for the justice that will roll down like waters for survivors of the crimes—the atrocities—committed by Jeffrey Epstein. Until then, though, the delay of justice that is Jeffrey Epstein’s death by apparent suicide is yet another bitter injustice for survivors. In life—and, tragically, again now in death—Jeffrey Epstein carved…

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2019 12 Days of Action: Massage Envy

Action Alert #3: Help the 400+ Massage Envy Sexual Assault Survivors Who Have Already Spoken Up

The 3rd target during our 2019 12 Days of Action Dirty Dozen List push is Massage Envy. From July 26-28, let’s work together for change by concentrating national attention on Massage Envy. Massage Envy made its debut on this year’s Dirty Dozen List for facilitating sexual assault and harassment with poor policies, forcing customers to…

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