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 should rethink the sale of Zoo Weekly, but we've narrowed it down to just 20, in no particular order.

1) Zoo invited readers to send in photos of their girlfriends’ breasts to ‘win a boob job'

2) Zoo posted this image on their Facebook page and asked young fans which half they preferred- and why.

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3) People can’t distinguish between the statements taken from lads mags like Zoo Weekly and statements from convicted rapists, according to a 2011 study.

4) Zoo gives young male readers tips on how to coerce women into sex, through isolation and using alcohol to compromise consent. 

5) Zoo held a competition to find the ‘Hottest Asylum Seeker’, calling for refugee women who had fled from violence to strip off and send in their sexy pics.

6) Zoo sexed up Anzac day in their special commemorative edition featuring a model in a bikini describing her affection for "guys in uniform".

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7) Disturbing posts on Zoo’s Facebook page reveal minors exposed to pornography. See here and here.

8) UK Zoo encouraged readers to cut their ex-girlfriend’s face “so nobody will want her” and to set women’s pubic hair on fire if they refused to undergo Brazilians. Read more.

9) Zoo brags about approaching young women in the street and convinces them to strip, uploading footage to their Youtube channel.

10) Zoo magazines feature ads for phonesex with pigtail-clad girls sold as “young but willing to learn everything”, “misbehaving girls all alone” and “unlimited access to young randy teens”. 

11) Zoo invites girls to send in pornographic videos and photos of themselves to be distributed on social media, despite research finding 88% of teen sexualised images posted to social media sites ends up on parasite porn sites

12) Zoo encouraged young readers to do “cool things...like hit women”, joking about “backhanding the missus”. 

13) Zoo exploited the homeless for a laugh.

14) Zoo photoshopped the head of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young onto the body of one of their models when she declined to pose for them.

15) Zoo’s Facebook page invites young male fans to judge and rank women’s sexualized body parts. Read more.

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16) Zoo demeaned Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, commemorated with a model in a habit and headline “Saint Mary Mac and Her Holy Rack” and presented on her knees ‘begging for it’.

17) Zoo magazine includes ads for hardcore pornography, adult sex toys and sexual services despite bragging about their significant readership of underage boys.

18) Zoo mag advises men and boys on how to relate to women sexually by ‘taking charge like a real man’.

19) Zoo shares images on Facebook that are also featured on ‘Jailbait’ porn sites, advertising ‘young, hot’ underage girls. Sometimes Facebook fans speculate on the age of the girls pictured but ogle them anyway.

20) By sexualizing and objectifying women, Zoo contributes to mental health problems in young women and girls such as eating disorders, low self esteem, poor body image, anxiety and depression.

All this and more, available now at your local Coles or Woolworths supermarkets.

Coles and Woolworths, it’s time to decide what you value most highly- women, or profiting from all of the above.

See also:

Lads Mag Losers Tumblr

Meet Zoo Weekly's women-hating, anal sex-obsessed readers- Mumbrella

Zoo Weekly on Collective Shout


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  • commented 2015-08-21 22:54:38 +1000
    Reason 21: According to the Australian Human Rights Commision, they have a ‘corporate responsibility’ to remove the magazine immediately, as it is impacting the communities we live in.

    https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/corporate-social-responsibility-human-rights

    …it certainately makes me feel unsafe knowing that Coles and Woolworths have been encouraging men/youth/boys to think and act in ways that are destructive to women.
  • commented 2015-08-21 10:55:41 +1000
    Amanda Williamson, well said. It is socially unacceptable for people to make derogatory comments about another person’s religion, culture, or sexual orientation – but it is perfectly acceptable and socially sanctioned even to make derogatory and potentially violent comments about and towards women. And Woolworths do not seem fussed at all that they are promoting this kind of thing. This is such a disgrace.
  • commented 2015-06-20 03:07:13 +1000
    This is discriminatory media – either men are in with equality or they are not. Writing up hints and tips on how to rape girls and women is illegal and gender terrorism.
  • commented 2015-06-19 18:15:00 +1000
    Anyone who reads this kind of filth is not the kind of person we want to share our community with and especially not the kind of people we want around our daughters. Immature, digusting content and even more digusting are the comments from the readers. Get rid of this garbage now!!
  • commented 2015-06-18 22:51:47 +1000
    There is no place in a civilized society for this garbage. How is it that individuals can’t make derogatory comments about people regarding their sexuality or their religion, but these disgusting comments about women are totally acceptable, in a widely circulated magazine? No wonder violence against women is increasing all the time.
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