1 Stop Trafficking ! Anti- human Trafficking Newsletter April 2018 Vol. 16 No. 04. This issue highlights the National Center on Sexual Exploitation's list of companies promoting sexual exploitation. Catholic Sisters Against human Trafficking Sponsors of Stop Trafficking '. Adorers of the Blood of Christ Adrian Dominicans Sisters of Charity of New York Sisters of Charity of St. Joan 2018. Benedictine Sisters of Chicago Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS. Cenacle Sisters, N. Amer. Prov. Antida Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sisters of Charity of the Dirty Dozen List Congregation of Notre Dame Incarnate Word Congregation of Sisters of Sisters of Christian Charity St. Agnes Mendham, NJ & Wilmette, IL. Congregation of St. Joseph Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Notre Dame, CA Prov. Province of the West Sisters of Notre Dame de Daughters of Charity, Namur, USA.
2 Prov. of St. Louise Sisters of Providence, Mother Daughters of the Holy Spirit Joseph Province Dominican Sisters of Sisters of Providence of St. Mission San Jose, CA Vincent de Paul Dominican Sisters of Peace Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton Dominican Sisters of Sisters of St. Francis of San Rafael, CA Colorado Springs Dominican Sisters of Sisters of St. Francis of Sinsinawa, WI Dubuque Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL Sisters of St. Francis of Felician Sisters Redwood City Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Sisters of St. Francis of the Franciscan Sisters of Peace Providence of God Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Sisters of St. Francis Adoration Rochester, MN. Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Sisters of St. Joseph of Heart Carondelet Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Marianites of Holy Cross Hill Philadelphia Maryknoll Sisters Sisters of St.
3 Joseph of Cluny, Medical Mission Sisters USA & Canada Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Sisters Sisters of the Divine Savior Presentation Sisters, San Francisco Sisters of the Good Shepherd Religious of the Sacred Heart Sisters of the Holy Cross of Mary Sisters of the Holy Family Religious Sisters of Charity Sisters of the Holy Names of School Sisters of Notre Dame, Jesus and Mary North America Sisters of the Humility of Mary School Sisters of St. Francis Sisters of the Precious Blood School Sisters of St. Francis of Society of the Holy Child Jesus Christ the King Ursuline Sisters of the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary Roman Union Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Sisters of Charity of Halifax USCSAHT Partner Sisters of Charity of Society of the Divine Savior USA. Leavenworth Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Anti- human Trafficking Newsletter 16/04.
4 2. One mother contacted NCOSE. when her teenage son showed her the dozens of graphic tees with full frontal nudity and sexually objectifying depictions of women that showed up when he was simply looking for a t-shirt. One of NCOSE's staff bought a back brace on Amazon and then continued to get sadomasochistic parapherna- lia as Recommendations' for items she might be inter- ested in. Amazon has more than 8,000 BDSM Sex Toys for sale. (BDSM refers to a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism.). A concerned father alerted NCOSE to the fact that when searching with his son on Amazon for guitar pick cases,'. many cases with nudity and depicting sex acts were displayed. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation works for a One women contacted NCOSE when, after perusing world where the pornified vision of reality with its utilitar- Amazon's magazine selections for something she might ian and insatiable consumption of human beings for selfish be interested in, she found many pornography titles for sexual pleasure, and its raw, brutal, debasing, hate-filled sale.
5 Themes become intolerable to all those who have concern for the well-being of humanity, have respect for human digni- To learn more of the problem and to find ways to take ty, and affirm human rights. action, go to: The NCOSE announced its annual Dirty Dozen List in February 2018. The list names and shames a range of actors who contribute significantly to the normalization of pornog- We target mainstream corporations and services , raphy, prostitution, sex Trafficking , and other forms of sexual which the American people use and interact with ev- exploitation. ery day on a mass scale, that simultaneously promote The groups, agencies, businesses (and this year, individuals). or profit from messages of incest, the dehumanization named to this list are among the nation's worst for masquer- of women, sexual violence and even racism and child ading as mainstream entities with respectable reputations, exploitation.
6 While facilitating access to, or pandering and profiting direct- This year we departed from the tradition of target- ly from pornography and/or prostitution. ing only companies or organizations and also high- Others push policy agendas that normalize egregious forms lighted The Poster Boys of #MeTo.' These are some of sexual exploitation. This list ensures that their participa- of the most prominent men in Hollywood who have tion and collusion with the various aspects of the sex trade abused their positions of power. becomes public knowledge, and equips concerned citizens If the #Me Too' movement has revealed anything, with information and tools to hold them accountable. it is that sexual exploitation runs deep in our society, The NCOSE is committed to continue naming and shaming and the Dirty Dozen List gives individuals a voice, and until these mainstream contributors to the normalization a chance to take action and hold mega-corporations of sexual exploitation no longer stand in allegiance with and public influencers responsible for promoting rape pornographers, sex traffickers, and sex buyers, but join the myths, and sexual entitlement, that fuel sexual harass- concerned public in fighting for the right of everyone to live ment and violence, explained Haley Halverson, Vice sexploitation-free' lives.
7 President of Advocacy and Outreach at the NCOSE. Anti- human Trafficking Newsletter 16/04. amount of easily accessible sexually explicit material bypassing school filters mixed in with educational mate- rial. On June 23rd 2017, EBSCO wrote to NCOSE saying they were confi- dent' the sexually graphic content was completely removed from their school products. But on June 26th NCOSE. 3 researchers found over 50 sexually graphic articles across four states in 50 minutes of searching. The vast majority of these graphic results came With premium channel services . directly from EBSCO's middle school opera- Comcast provides dozens of pornog- and elementary school databases. The tions in 97 countries and 943 locations raphy titles via its Cinemax, Playboy, material still largely bypasses school worldwide, is likely the Vivid, Hustler, TEN, and Too Much and home filters because it is within largest facilitator of sex Trafficking in for TV channels and subscriptions.
8 The world. the EBSCO search engine. All in all, by one review conducted in As a classified advertising website April 2016, there were 515 X-rated known as the hub' for prostitution offerings on Comcast's Xfinity. Many advertising, serves as a of the pornography titles offered by Home virtual auction block where sex buyers Comcast Xfinity contain themes of Box Of- can shop for human beings for sex incest, racism, sexism, prostitution, fice Inc. from the privacy of their home, office, and exploitation. (HBO) is hotel room, or cell phone. Comcast's current ISP model re- an Amer- Many of those bought and sold via quires that customers wishing to ican subscription-only, cable television the website are sexually trafficked block hardcore material jump through network owned by Home Box Office, women and children. The website complicated hoops to filter or opt-out' Inc.
9 , a division of Time Warner. As facilitates this activity by allegedly of those services . However, the opt-in' estimated by Nielsen in July 2015, editing ads to conceal the illegality of model would require those customers approximately of the underlying criminal activity and re- wishing to view hardcore pornography million homes with televisions mains immune from prosecution due online to opt in' to access such sites, receive HBO. Through its HBO NOW. to the Communications Decency Act while other customers automatically streaming service, its content can be Section 230. would receive their Internet free from streamed to mobile devises via broad- NCOSE demands that sexually exploitative material. band connections. Additionally, a deal stop promoting and profiting from with Amazon grants Amazon Prime sexual exploitation. They must stop members unlimited streaming access facilitating sex Trafficking , prostitution, EB- to past seasons of HBO programs, as and the exchange of pornographic SCO.
10 Well as select current series. Addition- photos (including child sexual abuse Infor- ally, its channel HBO Zone airs movies images) by eliminating the adult ser- mation and original programs aimed at vices' section of their website. services young adults ages 18-34, and features offers pornographic movies. HBO is also online library resources to public and available via satellite to subscribers of private schools (K-12), public libraries, the DISH Network. universities, and more. In its advertis- Since the early 2000s HBO has ing for schools, it promises fast access produced a string of original programs to curriculum-appropriate content.'. Comcast Corporation is an Ameri- that incorporate graphic sex scenes. However, its Explora, Science Refer- can telecommunications conglomer- Examples include G String Divas, Cat- ence Center, Literary Reference Cen- ate that provides numerous services House: The Series, and Hung.