Collective Shout is a grassroots campaigns movement mobilising and equipping individuals and groups to target corporations, advertisers, marketers and media which objectify women and sexualise girls to sell products and services.
Collective Shout names, shames and exposes corporations, advertisers, marketers and media engaging in practices which are offensive and harmful, especially to women and girls, and also to men and boys.
Collective Shout is for anyone concerned about the increasing pornification of culture and the way its messages have become entrenched in mainstream society, presenting distorted and dishonest ideas about women and girls, sexuality and relationships.
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Collective Shout is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is governed by a board of directors. We are an independent registered charity with no affiliation to religious or political institutions.
Michael is one of Australia's highest profile psychologists.
He works in private practice as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist and is passionate about delivering national and international evidence based psychology workshops and seminars that make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people.
Sharon Witt has been immersed in teen world for over two decades in her role as a Secondary Educator, Author and Presenter to adolescents and their parents. She also runs regular workshops in schools and youth events around the country.
Sharon is a regular media commentator on issues impacting young people, parenting and educational issues. Sharon currently appears on Channel 7's The Morning Show and The Daily Edition as well as having weekly parenting segments on radio in Melbourne and the Gold Coast.
Sharon is the author of 11 books written for young people to help guide them through many of the issues they face in early years, including the best selling Teen Talk and the recently released Girlwise series which are already bestsellers.
Collective Shout was established by a small group of women in December 2009 who shared a common vision of establishing a movement that would:
· expose corporations, advertisers, marketers & media who objectify women and sexualise girls to sell products and services, and pressure them to change behaviour
· bring an end to the broader pornification of our culture by challenging hyper- sexualised images
· challenge all forms of sexual trade and commerce in women's bodies, including pornography, prostitution and trafficking
· empower concerned individuals to have a public voice and the support of other concerned individuals with regard to these issues
These individuals came from various educational, religious/ non religious and political backgrounds with the common vision of providing "a collective shout against the pornification of culture"
The co founders were:
· Deb Malcolm
· Melinda Liszewski
· Sarah McMahon
· Lydia Turner
· Tania Andrusiak
· Melinda Tankard Reist
· Cath Smibert