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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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Sports Illustrated, the Porn Apologists?

This article originally appeared on Townhall.com.  Sports Illustrated has certainly not earned itself a reputation as defenders of women’s dignity, but in one of their latest articles, they’ve positioned themselves as overt porn apologists and defenders. The article was headlined: “Royals GM Dayton Moore Makes Bizarre and Troubling Choice to Host Anti-Porn Activists.” This defensive article […]

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Victory in the Online Ad Industry! Revcontent Removes Sexually Objectifying Ads

Every day, Internet users are bombarded with sexually objectifying and explicit advertisements on the websites they visit. Hypersexualized online ads appear virtually everywhere online, alongside completely unrelated Internet content. This content is often unsought by and offensive to Internet users. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has taken a significant step to change our […]

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Why You Should Be at the 2018 CESE Global Summit!

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit is just one month away! There is no single event that you could attend that will inspire you more, get you up to speed on the issues faster, or give you the opportunity to network with the anti-sexual exploitation movement’s most influential leaders. Get Inspired We have a phenomenal […]

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Press Statement: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition’s Dangerous Sexual Objectification

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. “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 in their sexual appeal. […]

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Amazon Prime Original Content: Cutting Corners of Corporate Decency

Amazon’s status as a sales and television giant is no secret, but what is less obvious is the complacency with which it treats video content and ratings. Amazon Prime, a service offering unlimited television streaming to members, brings these shows directly into millions of American homes every day, many of them produced by Amazon itself. […]

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IJR: Sports Illustrated Celebrates #MeToo Movement With Tone-Deaf Nude Photoshoot

Sports Illustrated decided to bring attention to the #MeToo movement— a time when society is finally coming to grips with sexual abuseagainst women — with nude photos of female models. Models Paulina Porizkova, Sailor Brinkley Cook, and Robyn Lawley participated in the “In Her Own Words” photoshoot, which features naked women with empowering words painted on their bare skin. […]

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Beware of Graphic Content for HBO Go Subscribers – Parental Controls and More

The well-known premium cable company HBO is notorious for its adult-themed television shows and movies. For any HBO Go subscriber, it’s important to know what content is out there and how to prevent unintentional exposure to sexually explicit and exploitative material. The HBO Go home streaming service does provide parental controls that can be set […]

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The ESPN Body Issue and The Illusion of Nudity-Based Empowerment

By Haley Halverson with Margo Davison ESPN recently released its annual “Body Issue” which includes interviews and nude photographs of sixteen athletes and sports teams. Bare backsides and strategically placed hands and sports equipment to “cover” critical body parts have filled the glossy pages of ESPN annually since the magazine first instituted this Issue in […]

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