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Antonio Brown’s Rape Lawsuit a Reminder of the NFL’s Problematic Record on Sexual Exploitation

Even though the NFL is conducting its own investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct*, sexual assault, and rape that came to light because of a civil lawsuit filed in federal court by Antonio Brown’s former trainer—Britney Taylor—after settlement negotiations fell through, the fact that the New England Patriots chose to play Brown on September 15…

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Violent Porn Inspired Copycat in UK Sexual Assault Case and He’s Not an Anomaly

There is a prevailing message in pornography that people welcome aggressive actions, particularly in a sexual context. This message supports a connection between pornography and sexual violence because the medium is likely to influence viewers to commit sexual violence. A recent investigation into an attempted sexual assault demonstrates the influence that pornography can have on…

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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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New Study Finds Women Are Scared During Sex More Often Than Men

In April 2019, the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy published a study discussing what caused people to feel fear during sex. The study, titled “Feeling Scared During Sex: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample of Women and Men Ages 14 to 60,” came to some interesting conclusions. At one point, the authors of the…

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2019 12 Days of Action: Steam

Action Alert #4: Up the Pressure on Steam and Demand Protections for 35 Million Kids!

The 12 Days of Action Dirty Dozen List campaign is almost over! Your final target, Steam, is one that you are likely already familiar with as it has been listed on NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List for the second time in a row this year. Steam is the largest online gaming platform hosting gamers from all…

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R. Kelly’s Historic Pattern of Sexual Assault and Underage Girls

Today, news outlets report “R. Kelly’s accusers are giving testimony to a federal grand jury … alleging the disgraced singer went to great lengths to traffic underage girls for his sexual desires…numerous witnesses testified before the grand jury Wednesday, claiming Kelly’s team secured travel at the singer’s direction to move them across state lines for…

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Women Expose the Sexual Abuse and Trafficking Hidden in the Porn Industry

Derek Hay, one of the pornography industry-leading agents, has been accused by several women “of fraud, sexual abuse and links to an illegal escort business — accusations including coercing performers to pay off ‘unconscionable’ fees and penalties either in cash or by performing sexual acts on him.” In a 75 minute documentary produced by NBC,…

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Amazon Promotes Incest-themed Pornographic Books to Stepdads

You promote what you permit. Unfortunately, in the case of Amazon, that includes incest-themed pornographic books. If someone makes the innocent search “stepdad daughter” on Amazon.com, the online marketplace returns highly explicit “erotica” featuring themes of incest on the first page of results. This material is often highly graphic, includes manipulation from positions of authority,…

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Podcast: Is Child on Child Sexual Abuse on the Rise?

Ep. 34 Heidi Olson shares her on the ground experience with children The abuse of children is something we recognize as a horrific crime. But what happens when the abuser is a child themselves? This week we hear from Heidi Olson, a registered nurse who specializes in pediatrics and leads the team of forensic nurses…

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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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