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Sexual Exploitation in the Sports Industry: An Abuse of Power

By Mary Gibbons, intern at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation  The recent trial of sports physician Larry Nassar has sparked media attention on the sexual abuse suffered by female members of USA Gymnastics. During his more than 20-year career as a physician for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Nassar sexually abused more than […]

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Always Objectifying, Never Empowering

This week our VP of Advocacy and Outreach Haley Halverson joined the Dr. Drew Show to discuss the objectification of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, their “In Her Own Words Campaign,” and how this magazine is trying, and failing, to contribute to the Me Too movement. To learn more about this issue, watch Haley’s Facebook Live […]

Issue: Objectification

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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Issue: Objectification

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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2018 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

Apple’s iBooks Perpetuates Rape Myths in the Black Community

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. Apple’s iBooks, while a useful app in many ways, is promulgating erotic literature that normalize rape myths in the Black community. This literature has an immense effect on readers, and it’s astounding that Apple would agree to publish this content, considering […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Apple’s iBooks Is Promoting Content Steve Jobs Wanted to Keep Off the iPhone

According to TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Apple founder Steve Jobs replied to a customer’s complaint about a lack of porn in the App Store with the following statement: “we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.” Both news outlets […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

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

Gamers react to NCOSE’s fight against sexually exploitive video games

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Recently, a gaming blog attacked the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for fighting sexploitation by pressuring “Valve to crackdown on developers distributing uncensored patches on the Steam platform.” This […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

iBooks: Parent Safety Tutorial

In today’s day and age, protecting children from inappropriate sexual content is a constant battle. Here at NCOSE, we’re committed not only to fighting sexual exploitation, but also supporting families in their defense against it. This article will walk you through the protections iBooks provides and what they don’t protect you from. Bad News: What’s […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

How One Family Is Taking A Stand Against Pornography and Sexual Exploitation in America’s Schools

Guest Post By Robin Paterson The truth is so shocking and unbelievable that many people do just that: they don’t believe it. But, as the parents of a middle school child, we discovered porn in the school sponsored digital databases last year. We discovered, quite by accident, while perusing articles on “grade 7 biology”, that […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

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