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21 Jan
Eatons Hill Hotel 'Puppetry of the Penis' billboard sparks complaints

It has been reported that a prominent outdoor advertisement for 'Puppetry of the Penis' at the Eatons Hill Hotel has sparked complaints from the community. Read more

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29 Dec
Here's what we accomplished in 2014

It’s been a massive year of campaigning at Collective Shout this year- perhaps our best yet! As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on some of our wins and favourite memories from 2014. These successes could not have been accomplished without your participation and willingness to speak... Read more

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23 Dec
"Naughty girls get more presents" Big W sexualises girls with Christmas underwear

As reported by 3AW radio: A range of Christmas-themed underwear for children at Big W has angered parents. The designs use smutty slogans such as 'Naughty girls get more presents' and 'I can get you on the naughty list'. Sunshine West mother Mariah Johanssen raised her alarm with 3AW Mornings... Read more

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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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24 Nov
"Nice Baubles" slogan shirt packages sexual objectification with Christmas at Big W

A petition was started calling for Big W to remove a Christmas themed slogan shirt saying "Nice Baubles" from sale.  The petition to Big W, calling on the store to remove shirts with sexual overtones was started by Rebecca Holloway of Qld. She wrote on the petition: For BigW, a... 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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