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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04 Dec
Kmart pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale

Now confirmed - Kmart pulls GTA 5 from shelves.  As reported by gaming website Kotaku and ABC News: “Following a significant review of all content in Grand Theft Auto Games Kmart has taken the decision to remove this product immediately,” read a statement. ”Kmart apologises for not being closer to the content... Read more

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03 Dec
Target removes Grand Theft Auto 5 from shelves

3 December 2014 MEDIA RELEASE TARGET REMOVES GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 FROM SHELVES Target Australia will stop selling the R-rated video game Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) following feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women. Target General Manager Corporate Affairs Jim Cooper said the decision was... Read more

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28 Nov
At 18, former Playboy 'playmate' used drugs and alcohol to survive sex with Hugh Hefner

Reported by News.com.au  Former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson has revealed that at age 18, she had to be "drunk or stoned" to "survive" sex with Hugh Hefner.  “I was usually very drunk doing those evenings, I tended not to care about much until the next day. I had to be... Read more

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25 Nov
To end violence against women: challenge the culture of sexual objectification

When it comes to violence against women, sexual objectification is the missing puzzle piece; Collective Shout makes this equation whole. On the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ it is important to reflect on the ongoing sexist violence, as well as the campaigns to end it. Violence against... Read more

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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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