Collective Shout is a grassroots campaigning movement against the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls in media, advertising and popular culture.

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17 Nov
Collective Shout community responds to ASB failures with #AskAdStandards

Last week we learned that Mumbrella would be hosting Fiona Jolly, CEO of the Advertising Standards Bureau, for a live chat. Members of the community had the opportunity to submit questions to the ASB using the hashtag #AskAdStandards. You can read our questions and comments below. Our efforts were documented... Read more

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14 Nov
Red Foo this isn't an apology: it's an insult to all women

As published at Melinda Tankard Reist's blog today This isn’t an issue of personal taste but taking responsibility for harm done to real women News.com reports last tonight that Redfoo has ‘apologised’ to his fans after the backlash to his new track Literally I can’t (also see here). The message was... Read more

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06 Nov
Being pimped out online by misogynist harassers will not stop me from speaking out

Collective Shout activist Caitlin Roper featured in The Guardian. Earlier this year, Germaine Greer argued that women now are worse off than ever, citing the proliferation of pornography and the level of harassment and abuse directed toward women on social media as evidence. I tend to agree. For a feminist campaigner like... Read more

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23 Oct
Victory! New Roxy Pro France trailer all surf, no sexploitation

Last year over 22,000 people signed a petition calling on Roxy to pull their 'all sex no surf' promo for the 2013 Pro Biarritz women's surf comp. The trailer featured a faceless woman writhing around semi-naked in bed and showering, many long lingering shots of her breasts and backside and... Read more

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21 Oct
'We got it wrong' - Women's Health Mag apologises for semi-naked painted models at sports awards

The "I support Women in Sport" awards hosted by Women's Health Magazine faced social media condemnation for its decision to hire body painted semi-naked models to parade and pose on the red carpet for the event. We wrote about how the sexual exploitation of women in sport is harmful to... Read more

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20 Oct
Ad Watchdog in Australia a dismal failure

It's no secret that the advertising industry's preferred model of regulation, self-regulation, has failed. Despite various government inquiries exploring the many flaws in the current system, as well as condemnation from child health professionals and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) the advertising industry has been given free reign to regulate themselves... Read more

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01 Oct
Honey Birdette under investigation by Adelaide council

Sex shop has seven days to remove sex toys Over the past year, we’ve received numerous complaints about Honey Birdette, a store found in major shopping centres around the country. Honey Birdette is a sex shop masquerading as a high end lingerie store.  Capitalising on the popularity of BDSM themed... Read more

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26 Sep
Film screening - Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America

Join us to understand the issues and how we can work together in prevention and early detection to safeguard our children. Be sure to register your attendance and book your tickets.  Click here for more details about an event near you. Read more

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18 Sep
Pole dance studios push classes for children

Collective Shout's Felicity Langton appeared on Today Tonight to discuss pole dancing classes offered to children.  Click here to Watch Read more

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16 Sep
Lingerie Football League recruiting school girls

Grassroots campaigning movement Collective Shout is calling on schools to be alert to the Lingerie Football League recruiting underage girls and to refuse to host practices or events on school premises. Read more

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