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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26 Jun
Melinda Tankard Reist on 3AW radio - Why Tyler the Creator should not be allowed to tour Australia

Via 3AW Radio Campaigner and Collective Shout co-founder Melinda Tankard Reist told Neil Mitchell it's not just his words but his actions, which should be condemned. "If you had a look at what he did last time it would be dangerous to ignore him," she said. "He incited violence against... Read more

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23 Jun
"Mum's Diet" - harmful home reading book removed from school

Collective Shout's Caitlin Roper spoke up when she spotted a home reader for 5 year olds called "Mum's Diet" As reported by Daily Life Mum's Diet, which was written by renowned New Zealand children's author Joy Cowley, is about a mother who thinks she's fat, so she puts herself - and her children - on... Read more

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20 Jun
My Hell inside the Playboy mansion

As reported by News.com.au According to the magazine’s account of the book, Madison claims she was offered drugs when Hefner discovered her as a 21-year-old Hooters waitress. ’Would you like a Quaalude?’ Hef asked, leaning toward me with a bunch of large horse pills in his hand,” she wrote. Read more

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16 Jun
20 reasons why Coles and Woolworths should #BinZooMag

Zoo Weekly has a long history of exploiting and objectifying women for the enjoyment of male readers. During this time, supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have quietly profited from the sale of this unrestricted magazine in stores around the country. There are a lot of reasons why Coles and Woolworths... Read more

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12 Jun
Zoo Weekly is putting my friends and I in danger

Petition Creator Laura Pintur writes for Mamamia on Collective Shout's campaign to get Zoo Weekly out of Coles and Woolworths. Laura Pintur has started an online petition calling for lad’s magazine Zoo Weekly to be removed from supermarket shelves. Today, she writes for Mamamia about why she’s taking on a... Read more

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12 Jun
Deny visa for Tyler the Creator: letter to Immigration Minister

The Hon. Mr Peter Dutton MPParliament House Ministerial OfficeMinister for Immigration and Border Protection Dear Minister, We are writing to you regarding visa applicant Tyler Gregory Okonma -stage name ‘Tyler the Creator’- who is due to arrive in Australia for a national music tour September 3. Australian Immigration Fact Sheet 78... Read more

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10 Jun
Porn before their first kiss: MTR on ABC 7.30 Report

Porn’s distortions need addressing in schools say educators As published on Melinda Tankard Reist The ABC filmed me addressing students at Healthdale Christian College in Melbourne last Wednesday. Some of the students were interviewed – hear how well they articulate the issues! (click on image below for link to video)... Read more

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10 Jun
Pole dancing for girls: how a sex industry practice puts them at risk

‘We are enrolling them into a billion-dollar global industry that objectifies, oppresses and conditions women to believe they are created for sex’ Written by Jemma Nicoll as published at Melinda Tankard Reist The studio is dim. Neon lights flash around the room in a club-esque fashion. A swarm of what... Read more

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08 Jun
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wins defamation case against Zoo Weekly for photoshopped bikini photo

As reported in The Guardian: The Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, has won an apology from “lads’ mag” Zoo Weekly over a July 2012 issue depicting her near-naked, arguing women rarely take a stand over sexism and “my daughter needs to know I did”. “As a mother it is a huge... Read more

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07 Jun
Girls school students petition Klara cosmetics to pull "Just kiss me, don't ask" ad campaign

We were recently alerted to a petition started by students from a Melbourne girls school. The petition calls for Klara Cosmetics to pull its "just kiss me don't ask" ads which also includes the phrase "Be passionate and leave no evidence."  As the girls rightly point out, the ad campaign... Read more

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