Each year the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), based in Washington, DC, publicly calls out twelve major, mainstream organizations that financially benefit from degrading human dignity. This naming of names puts pressure on these groups to clean up their act or face continued public scrutiny. “No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation,” said Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
The human integrity organization shames some of the top national organizations that exploit for financial gain. Major brands like Amazon, Google, Netflix, Sports Illustrated, Twitter, and United Airlines made the list this year.
NCOSE named United Airlines as one of the worst commercial transportation services for its sexually charged climate. From public viewing of pornography, to sexual harassment, to violent behavior, NCOSE says United Airlines has not adequately trained aircrews to address these issues and encourages United to prioritize its policies and procedures to keep customers safe.
Netflix also finds itself on the 2019 Dirty Dozen List for producing gratuitous nudity and graphic sex acts in shows meant for teen and younger audiences. It also normalizes sex trafficking and eroticizes children. It’s also easy for younger viewers to get around parental controls and access adult content.
NCOSE announced the 2019 Dirty Dozen List yesterday and joined Covenant Eyes for a Facebook LIVE segment. Covenant Eyes supports the mission of NCOSE. Ron DeHaas, president and CEO of Covenant Eyes, is a NCOSE board member.
Every year since 2013 NCOSE has produced a Dirty Dozen List. By pointing out the failures of these organizations, the Dirty Dozen List has achieved several victories.
- Snapchat created an in-app reporting tool for harassing and pornographic snaps.
- Walmart removed Cosmopolitan magazines from checkout areas.
- Hilton Worldwide stopped selling on-demand pornography.
These are just a small sample of organizations that found themselves on the Dirty Dozen List and took action to get off the list.
You can find all of the organizations named on this year’s list, along with previous years, and successes by going to DirtyDozenList.com.