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The Sexploitation podcast decodes sexual harms and provides you with active solutions. We address the full spectrum of sexual exploitation, from sex trafficking to sexual violence, to rape culture, to pornography, and more. And better yet, we give you the tools to make a difference!

Sexploitation National Center on Sexual Exploitation

    • Philosophy
    • 4.8, 33 Ratings

The Sexploitation podcast decodes sexual harms and provides you with active solutions. We address the full spectrum of sexual exploitation, from sex trafficking to sexual violence, to rape culture, to pornography, and more. And better yet, we give you the tools to make a difference!

    What is the Global Supply Chain of Sexploitation?

    What is the Global Supply Chain of Sexploitation?

    People often use the innocuous term the “sex trade." However, what these entities really constitute is a global supply chain of organized sexual exploitation.

    Lisa Thompson, Vice President of Policy and Research at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, analyzes this complex supply chain.

    Resources:

    To learn more visit: endsexualexploitation.org/freedomagenda/

    • 16 min
    Is Child on Child Sexual Abuse on the Rise?

    Is Child on Child Sexual Abuse on the Rise?

    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,

    *Listener Discretion Advised: This episode includes graphic medical descriptions of the acts and after effects of sexual assault. 

    Resources:

    Learn more and find resources here:
    https://endsexualexploitation.org/cocsa

    • 28 min
    Victories and Progress from 2018

    Victories and Progress from 2018

    While this work is sometimes dark and depressing, we are so grateful to see many victories from 2018!

    Join us in looking back and recognizing the forward momentum our movement has, from corporate policy progress at Walmart and Comcast, to more state resolutions recognizing the harms of pornography, and more!

    Resources:

    Get involved and be a part of the 2019 victories by taking action at DirtyDozenList.com.

    • 11 min
    What Does Elizabeth Smart’s Father Want Us to Know?

    What Does Elizabeth Smart’s Father Want Us to Know?

    Earlier this year,  Jayme Cross, a 13-year-old girl had been missing for months after a 21-year-old man murdered her parents, duct-taped her wrists and mouth, threw her in the back of his trunk, and drove away. Some 88 days after being abducted, Jayme was able to get out of the house, and run to get help from a woman out walking her dog.
    Perhaps few others have as clear of a perspective on this story than the family of Elizabeth Smart—the woman who was abducted for several months in Utah in 2002 at the age of 14.
    At the 2015 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, Elizabeth Smart’s father, Ed Smart, gave a moving presentation about the way sexual exploitation and abuse is interlinked in real-life, and how to turn trauma into action. Ed Smart is now an advocate for child protection, working with numerous nonprofits and has lobbied Congress and the Senate tirelessly to prevent further abductions and to rescue missing children.
    Resources:
    First, you can go to http://www.childIDprogram.com/ for the ID Kit which allows parents to take and store their child's fingerprints in their own home. Keep for your own records in case the worst happens and you need to give them to authorities.
    Surviving Parents Coalition
    http://www.spcoalition.org/index.html
    TAALK has many resources and a private forum with one section that is specifically for Parents of Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: https://taalk.org/forum.html
    https://elizabethsmartfoundation.org/ - ending victimization through prevention, recovery and advocacy

    • 30 min
    How Do Strip Clubs and the Military Relate to Sex Trafficking?

    How Do Strip Clubs and the Military Relate to Sex Trafficking?

    Strip clubs are often seen as a harmless form of entertainment and often military personnel become routine patrons. In fact, military bases are often targeted by strip club ads. How is this a problem?

    Resources
    endsexualexploitation.org/freedomagenda/

    Reach out to public@ncose.com if you or someone you know is linked with the military and has a story or strategy for this issue.

    Volunteer to help individuals in the sex industry: 
    http://iamatreasure.com/about/locations/

    • 18 min
    What Do Sex Buyers Really Think?

    What Do Sex Buyers Really Think?

    What goes on in the mind of a sex buyer? People who buy sex are driving the market for prostitution and sex trafficking but we don’t know enough about them.

    This question will be answered by Peter Qualliotine who has both worked with sex buyers and reviewed online forums where sex buyers discuss their ‘hobby” with one another.

    Resources:

    EndExploitationSummit.com
    seattleops.org
    https://traffickcam.com/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Britnicol ,

What the world needs right now

I’m so happy to see this podcast is routinely releasing episodes. Very knowledgeable guests and speakers. I love how the podcast addresses the interrelated dynamics of the sex industry from pornography to strip clubs, and so on. I grew up with a mother who worked in a strip club 29 YEARS — I've heard first hand accounts of every horror story imaginable from prostitution to murder. Keep up the good work, the world needs this right now.

ilocefoxwoods ,

Inaccurate information

Only 0.1 percent of people lie about being raped or sexually abused? There’s no way that figure could be right

btbtbtfj ,

Very important work

Keep on fighting the good fight! The podcast is very informative and practically helpful. Listening to this gives me hope when hearing about so many successes against exploitation

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