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Pornography Consumption Fuels Sexual Harassment

Below is my recent letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times regarding Judge Alex Kozinski’s pornography usage, alleged sexual harassment and subsequent resignation.  To the editor: In discussing Judge Alex Kozinski’s recent departure from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after allegations by several women of sexual misconduct, The Times Editorial Board states…

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Judge Alex Kozinski Should Resign Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Several women who served as his clerks and externs have accused Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski of sexual misconduct. Kozinski is a veteran of California’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In light of the allegations and Judge Kozinski’s troubling history on related issues, I call on Judge Kozinski to resign. Given the serious nature…

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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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Tell Congress to Stop Shielding Sexual Harassment Perpetrators on Capitol Hill

Right now, thanks to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, sexual offenders or harassers in the government are shielded from public exposure through private settlements that keep their names sealed. One Capitol Hill staffer noted how this system perpetuates harassment in government, telling Buzzfeed, “When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the…

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What Most Current Sexual Assault Apologies Have in Common

This article appears in full on the Huffington Post As the avalanche of high-profile sexual assault and harassment controversies in Hollywood, the media, and politics continues, a noticeable rhythm has set in: public accusations mount, the man offers a denial or weak apology, and then he fades into the background as soon as the next…

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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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One News Now: NCOSE to Speaker Ryan: Don’t forget about the porn problem

An organization whose mission is to defend human dignity and oppose sexual exploitation believes House Speaker Paul Ryan may want to add to his agenda on mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for members of the House. Over recent decades, there have been ever increasing reports of sexual harassment and abuse, typically by men, with the…

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IBT: Is Fifty Shades really glamorising sexual abuse as entertainment in the age of Harvey Weinstein?

This is an era where everyone is raising their voice against sexual assault by powerful men ever since the Harvey Weinstein story by The New York Times. Recently many people have taken to various social media platforms to share their own experiences of sexual misconduct using the hashtag #MeToo. In the meantime, the third instalment…

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Valley News: Why more women are coming forward to speak about their sexual harassment experiences

Sexual harassment has been a topic of discussion for some time now with the newest allegations being against Republican U.S. Senate Candidate, Roy Moore. Haley Halverson, the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, says that many women are feeling empowered to step forward. However, she does have a…

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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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