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The Failure of Comcast in the #MeToo Era

Trigger warning: image included which lists names of pornography titles being sold by Comcast. There are no hypersexualized or nude images, only words. In today’s #MeToo culture, where sexual harassment and assault are rampant, corporations like Comcast have a renewed corporate responsibility to refrain from facilitating or profiting from material that promotes sexual exploitation. However, […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

Abuse in 50 Shades Freed Fuels #MeToo Culture

The Fifty Shades franchise is advertised as an erotic romance, but in reality it is a story of sexual violence. Fifty Shades Freed, irresponsibly and dangerously legitimizes sexual violence against women and encourages women to accept this type of abuse as normal or even desirable. If we are ready to transform how our culture treats women — […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Is Abuse

Is It Finally Time For Woody Allen’s Reckoning With Hollywood In The Present #MeToo And #TimesUp Culture?

Woody Allen’s career has faced some scrutiny after the sexual abuse accusations by his then 7-year-old daughter and his affair and marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen’s then-partner Mia Farrow. But overall, it has mostly remained unscathed and praised by Hollywood and fans. Woody Allen outlasted the scandal in 1992, and he […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

Kevin Spacey: Another Story of the Pattern of Abuse in Our Society

With the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements there has been a seismic shift in our current culture. Victims of sexual abuse, one after another, are speaking out against their perpetrators. With all the accusations against Kevin Spacey by men we see that women are not the only ones subject to sexual abuse. Boys and men […]

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

Why It Matters When HBO Normalizes Sexual Violence and Exploitation

Unfortunately, to date HBO has consistently produced content which normalizes rape myths, sexual violence, and commercial sexual exploitation through sexually exploitive depictions of sex and sexual violence. Why does sexually exploitive TV matter? Media—whether in the form of the written word, movies, television, or the visual arts, etc.— is a powerful driver of social norms. […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: HBO

Nassar Case Demonstrates Why Sexual Abuse Victims Often Remain Silent

In light of the sexual assault scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) called on the entire USA Gymnastics board to resign and the remaining members resigned over the weekend. Such gross negligence of duty demanded a clean sweep of the leadership at USA Gymnastics, which was long overdue, […]

Issue: Sexual Violence

Educating Congress on the Connection Between Pornography and Sexual Harassment

National Center on Sexual Exploitation staff have been making rounds on Capitol Hill, visiting with both members of Congress and senators, to educate elected officials and their staff about the connection between pornography consumption and sexual harassment, as well as other forms of sexual exploitation. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the […]

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Issue: Sexual Violence

Five Actions You Can Take to Protest Fifty Shades Freed

Despite the fact that we’re living in a #MeToo, #TimesUp culture and trying to combat sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault against women, some people somehow still think it’s attractive to glamorize sexual violence against women. That’s exactly what you find in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, and that’s more of when you’ll get […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Is Abuse

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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Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda

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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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Poster Boys of #MeToo Culture

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