The accompanying image is a screenshot of the “Dirty Dozen” list from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Clicking on each box on the official website provides an explanation on why the company or organization made the list.
The Washington, D.C. based non-profit publishes the list hoping that it will help reduce sexual exploitation by focusing attention on the top companies and organizations it claims enable sexual exploitation, including of minors.
The organization recently announced that it has removed American Apparel from the list. NCSE praised the retailer for the reevaluation and apparent change to the organization’s leadership, advertising strategy and brand identity. The retailer also cleaned up its online ads by deleting pornographic images from its site, NCSE added.
NCSE cites the following non-exhausitve list of negative consequences of pornography:
- Violence against women, rape and other sex crimes are directly influenced by the acts and attitudes shown in pornography.
- Children are bombarded with sexualized media and mindsets that greatly influence their sexual template, leading to compulsive porn use and social/sexual dysfunction.
- Pornography greatly contributes to creating the demand for prostituted and sex trafficked women and children by influencing porn users to seek out specific acts with a real person and because of the growing demand for harder, more deviant pornography.
- Adults, especially males, who regularly consume pornography can suffer from sexual and emotional dysfunctions, harming their intimate and social relationships.
NCSE publishes research on the negative effects of pornography at a special website: www.PornHarmsResearch.com
On its official website, NCSE says it was founded in 1962 and is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation, the organization said.