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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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NCOSE Endorses New PROTECT Act of 2019 to Help Trafficking Victims

One unfortunate and under-addressed aspect of human trafficking is the use of drugs by traffickers to control and exploit vulnerable populations. Data shows that drug use and human trafficking are intrinsically connected and, in the midst of the current opioid epidemic, we are seeing criminals across the country use this connection to their advantage. That…

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CESE Global Summit attendees in US Senator Brian Schatz's office in the Hart Senate Office Building during the 2019 Day on the Hill

NCOSE’s Day on the Hill Leading to Legislative Progress and Victories!

For the last two years, the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit has included a “Day on the Hill” where leaders in the anti-exploitation movement descend on DC and visit every U.S. Congressional office with a message of abolition! The day begins with trainings on advocacy and public policy, then participants file onto buses…

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2019 12 Days of Action: Amazon

Action Alert #2: Tell Amazon to Stop Selling Sexual Exploitation

The 2nd target we are focusing on during the 2019 12 Days of Action is Amazon. For four years Amazon has held its shameful position on the Dirty Dozen List for its refusal to honor the dignity inherent to humanity. From July 23-25, we need you to help push Amazon into becoming a responsible corporate leader in…

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Shadowy male figure highlighted in dim red light representing Jeffrey Epstein and other sex buyers as a part of an op-ed countering Teen Vogue's "Why Sex Work Is Real Work" article

Jeffrey Epstein Proved Why Teen Vogue’s “Sex Work is Real Work” is Harmful

Not many people are as unfathomably wealthy as Jeffrey Epstein was. But, in a gut-wrenching tragedy of twisted logic, there is an increasing amount of advocacy in favor of allowing people to buy sex like Jeffrey Epstein did–because, according to Teen Vogue (among others), “sex work is real work.” Even as public awareness and pressure…

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