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Still from Netflix's "The Witcher" TV show

Netflix’s “The Witcher” is Yet Another Example of Exploitation in Entertainment

“The Witcher is known for its sex,” says The Decider (an online media outlet owned by the New York Post). For the uninitiated, The Witcher is a TV show based on a video game which is being produced and hosted by Netflix, a corporation currently listed on our 2020 Dirty Dozen List. The first season…

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Why the New Owner of Sports Illustrated Could Impact the Annual Objectifying Swimsuit Issue

Authentic Brands Group recently bought Sports Illustrated for $110 million. According to news sources: Under terms of the deal, Authentic Brands Group (ABG) acquires the rights to market and license Sports Illustrated, its swimsuit edition, kids’ edition, “Sportsperson of the Year” and SI TV, along with the magazine’s photo archive. Meredith will continue to operate the Sports Illustrated print magazine…

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Screenshot of Kraft Heinz's ad for "DEVOUR" that was placed on Pornhub's website

Kraft Heinz Pledges No More Porn Site Ads After NCOSE Advocates Speak Out

The global companies Kraft Heinz and Unilever recently came under public scrutiny for advertising on Pornhub—a large, sexually exploitive, pornography site that normalizes themes of racism, incest, and violence against women.  Following initial public backlash, Unilever pledged to never advertise on a pornography website again, but Kraft Heinz initially declined to rule out future plans…

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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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Superhero Shows on Netflix Mix Childhood Heroes with Graphic Sex

Do you have a child that loves superheroes? Do you have a Netflix account? Then you may have heard of Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive superhero series, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Iron Fist, and The Defenders. These shows are readily available and advertised throughout the Netflix site and app, and may especially entice young fans…

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Netflix Parents—Watch Out For Graphic Content On Your Screens

*Trigger Warning: Brief Descriptions of Sexually Graphic Content Below* Without a doubt, Netflix is a household name in America. Over 50 million users subscribe to Netflix in the United States alone. While the streaming platform provides hours of entertainment with both existing and original content, there are some dangers that come with a Netflix subscription,…

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a Slap in the Face for the #MeToo Movement

Sports Illustrated today released its annual Swimsuit Edition, which irresponsibly but predictably contributes to a culture of sexual objectification, male sexual entitlement, and relatedly, sexual harassment and assault. Watch Our Video Here For decades, women in our culture have been drowning in the message from mainstream media, Hollywood, and “women’s magazines” that their self-worth lies…

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Kids Can’t Watch NC-17 Films in Movie Theaters, But They Can on Netflix

Netflix, the video streaming service powerhouse, has hundreds of TV shows and movies from which its users can choose. Their provided selection also includes many titles that contain extreme graphic sexual content and which have no automatic barrier to prevent children from accessing them. Furthermore, Netflix has a flimsy ratings system at best. Netflix only…

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Video: Understanding Sexual Exploitation – What Drives Our Objectification Culture?

Women’s experiences of harassment, exploitation, and assault are coming more fully to light in our culture. While efforts have been made to protect women from further harassment, we often don’t understand why victimization occurs. Lisa Thompson, the VP of Policy and Research for the National Center on Exploitation, presented at Q conference about the factors,…

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Netflix Misses the #MeToo Mark with 13 Reasons Why Season 2

Mental health professionals, educators, doctors, parents – many are upset with Netflix for producing and distributing a second season of the teen-centered show “13 Reasons Why.” The show follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life. The series deals…

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