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Twelve Days of Action: It’s Time to Raise Your Voice

A collective call to action has emerged out of the #MeToo Movement. People are raising their voices against a culture that objectifies women, glorifies male entitlement, and normalizes sexual violence. Despite the progress that has been made so far by these brave voices, there is still more to do. The 2018 Dirty Dozen List includes […]

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Gamers are Opposing Removal of Explicit Video Game Content from Steam

We will continue to fight and educate everyone about the serious harms of videogames that include sexual graphic and degrading themes. These video games present a serious issue because users become active participants in these scenes that promote themes of sexual violence, exhibitionism, and rape.

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

Top Videogame Company Steam Removing Sexually Graphic Content

According to Gadgets 360, Steam, one of the largest distributors of online games, has contacted several videogame developers asking them to remove sexually graphic content in their games on Steam or face delisting. This sudden action by Steam, owned by Valve, comes after a two year campaign by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation which included […]

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

Steam Announces Release of a New App, Makes it Easier to Access Exploitative Content

Valve Corporation, the parent company of Steam, recently announced the upcoming launch of a new app that will enable users to access videogames from their Steam libraries on mobile devices and tablets. This new app creates even more ways for people, especially children, to view the hypersexualized and exploitative content that is still easily accessible […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

Why Video Games With Sexually Exploitive Content Harm Children

Children are at a high risk of being exposed to sexually exploitive content on Steam. The PC gamer website, Steam, offers entire categories of “nudity” and “sexual content” video games. These categories include over 780 video games with explicit content, featuring only mild warnings that such material “may not be appropriate for all ages, or […]

2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

Steam Video Games Promote Rape Myths, Sexual Violence in Our #MeToo Culture

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has identified some in the video game industry as perpetuating rape culture and rape myths. In July NCOSE reached out to Steam, a video game distribution platform and one of the most egregious culprits, asking the company to remove sexually exploitive games. After NCOSE’s complaint, Steam added black […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

Statement: Why Are Rape-Themed Video Games Being Sold in the Age of #MeToo?

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has identified some in the video game industry as perpetuating rape culture and rape myths. In July NCOSE reached out to Steam, a video game distribution platform and one of the most egregious culprits, asking the company to remove sexually exploitive games. After NCOSE’s complaint, Steam added […]

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