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July 11th, 2017

Understanding Stats on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

There are countless victims exploited in the global sex industry. And when we say “countless” we mean that in the most literal sense. It is impossible to quantify the number of victims of commercial sexual exploitation. But that shouldn’t prevent us from at least making an effort to understand the magnitude of this global injustice. We believe the numbers speak volumes. They help us to recognize that this isn’t some...
June 5th, 2017

Fighting for the Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act

How can we uproot the system of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in our world? At the top of the list is reducing and eliminating the demand for illicit sex. That means rightly putting the focus back on the buyers, making it difficult for them to purchase sex, and enforcing penalties against them accordingly. Unfortunately, many countries neglect to pass laws making the purchase of sex illegal, which means...
May 31st, 2017

City in Focus: Berlin, Germany

In Stuttgart, Germany, 1700 men lined up1 unashamedly waiting from morning until night on opening day to get into the new “Pussy Club,” a flat-rate brothel. The brothel management advertised by announcing that customers could have "sex with all women as long as you want, as often as you want and the way you want. Sex. Anal sex. Oral sex without a condom. Three-ways. Group sex. Gang bangs." All of...
May 25th, 2017

What Is Commercial Sexual Exploitation?

Have you ever heard the phrase “commercial sexual exploitation”? If you’ve been tracking with Exodus Cry recently you’ve probably seen or heard that phrase used. But what exactly does it mean and why does it matter? Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) is what happens to anyone sold in the sex industry. It’s in many ways synonymous with sex trafficking and includes all forms of sexual exploitation for profit, including escort, street...
April 4th, 2017

Is Naked Normal?

Several months ago Playboy shockingly removed nude images from its magazine because they felt they couldn’t compete with Internet porn. However, after this short failed experiment the iconic Playboy has brought the porn back in its March/April 2017 issue. The much younger Cooper Hefner is replacing his father at the helm of the company. He's setting out to re-brand Playboy for this generation. The front cover of the new issue...
February 15th, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: The Republic of Ireland Passes the Equality Model of Legislation

Today we all can collectively celebrate another WIN for the abolition movement! Yesterday the Republic of Ireland followed the lead of Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Canada, France, and Northern Ireland, to be the seventh country in the world to pass the Equality Model (Nordic Model) of legislation—making the purchase of sex illegal. This is the same model of legislation we both endorse and celebrate in our sex trafficking documentary film, Nefarious:...
February 13th, 2017

Lifting the Shades

Fifty Shades Darker is a film that centers around the dysfunctional, violent, abusive, sadomasochistic sex life of a controlling, emotionally disturbed, billionaire man named Christian Grey, and a virginal, naive, young woman named Anastasia. Over the last few days, the film—which is the second in a trilogy of films that are adaptations of the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey book series—was viewed by a massive number of people across the...
February 8th, 2017

City in Focus: Washington D.C.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 This quarter we will be praying for our nation’s capitol, a place in great need of God’s divine intervention and leadership. Washington...
January 27th, 2017

World’s Largest Torture Porn Studio Shuts Its Doors

We are more than thrilled to hear that after ten years in operation, the torture porn company Kink.com—the largest producer of BDSM porn in the world—will be shutting the doors to its iconic studio in San Francisco. Those who've followed Exodus Cry over the years know we're passionate about the need for Kink.com to be shut down. We've heard first hand the heartbreaking stories of women who have been assaulted...
January 11th, 2017

Backpage Shuts Down Prostitution Ads Section

This is a historic week for the movement to end trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation! On Jan. 9, Backpage.com, a website notorious for its facilitation of prostitution and sex trafficking finally shut down the “adult” sexual services advertising section of its website. The website, which Polaris Project calls “the world’s top online brothel,” removed the prostitution ads section only hours after a scathing U.S. Senate report concluded that the website...