Pornography is a powerful teacher; its users consume potent themes, which change attitudes and foster sexually violent behaviors. As such pornography orchestrates the dehumanization and the destruction of both the user and the consumed.
Lisa L. Thompson is the Director of Education and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she oversees NCOSE’s strategic planning for increased public understanding of sexual exploitation related issues. Lisa conducts analysis, develops research initiatives, and liaises with a wide-range of public officials, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher learning, and activists to generate collaborative action to combat sexual exploitation especially as pertains to the harms of pornography, stripping, prostitution, and sexual trafficking. Lisa joined NCOSE following nearly two years with World Hope International (WHI), where as its Director of Anti-Trafficking, she directed programs in Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Lisa also served for more than 12 years as the Liaison for the Abolition of Sexual Trafficking for The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters. She is also a contributing author to Hands that Heal: International Curriculum for Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors, as well as the book Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Europe Latin America, North America, and Global in which she contributed chapters discussing the use of torture by pimps, as well as the policy conflicts between sex trafficking abolitionists and HIV/AIDS advocates.