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27 Sep
A code of ethics that ignores sexism is a roadblock to equality

"Sexism is not always obviously violent, exploitative or degrading. It can be unintended or disguised innocently as humour, but it is always insidious, offensive to and exclusionary of its victims." Sign the petition In Australia we have a self regulatory advertising system. This system is in place to (supposedly) ensure... Read more

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27 Sep
Win! Aquatic Centre ditches sexualised vids after mum speaks out

For a long time, I have been troubled by the mere presence of TV screens in public areas. It seems that these days every restaurant, cafe and shopping centre virtually adorn their walls with them. As a mother who has always been restrictive of what my daughter is allowed to... Read more

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19 Sep
7 arguments defending McDonald's pornified music videos that people just haven't thought through

McDonald's are pushing soft porn to kids by screening hyper-sexualised content on their in-store TV screens throughout restaurants across Australia.  Our petition for McDonald's to implement a national policy regarding family friendly content has gained thousands of signatures.  Over the course of the campaign we have had comments from selected... Read more

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19 Sep
Father speaks out against Maccas sexploitation

A NSW father has spoken out against the hyper sexualised music videos displayed in McDonald's restaurants across the country. He was with his six and eight year old children when they were exposed to sexualised content via the in-store TV screen. Our petition to McDonald's to implement a national policy regarding family friendly... Read more

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19 Sep
Russia bans two of the world's largest pornography websites

Russia's media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has blocked access to two of the world's largest pornography websites. Internet service providers had until Tuesday to implement the ban.  The sites now redirect to a message explaining they have been blocked "by decision of public authorities". Read more

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15 Sep
Why is the advertising industry still promoting violence against women?

Advertisers, challenged with cutting through a cluttered marketing environment, sometimes aim to shock. Unfortunately while their aim may be to get their client noticed, our research shows they continue to glorify the violent exploitation of women. This is despite increasing community support, matched by public policy efforts to counter violence against women.... Read more

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01 Sep
'How to talk to a woman wearing headphones' Clue: Just Don't

Recently an article on The Modern Man was released with advice for men on how to talk to a woman who is wearing headphones. It included conversation starters and common mistakes to avoid.  Caitlin spoke to Huffington Post and set the record straight: Read more

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31 Aug
A teacher writes: “I know the reason for the vile behaviour in our students.”

Reprinted with permission from the author When I turned on the computer this morning to see a story about how female students have been targeted in a pornography ring run by school boys, my stomach turned. I have been a secondary school teacher for over a decade and the schools implicated in the scandal... Read more

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31 Aug
Bras'N'Things forced to pull pornified Playboy video

Lingerie retailer Bras'N'Things has been forced to discontinue a Playboy video ad due to its overtly explicit content. While many associate Playboy simply with its branded items or magazine, Playboy Enterprises own various adult TV channels and websites, broadcasting brutal, hardcore pornography. Retailers that stock Playboy branded products are helping Playboy... Read more

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30 Aug
Maccas, it's time to take sexploitation off the menu

From an ex employee Okay I will admit it, I was once an employee at the world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's. I was just about to turn 15. It was my first job. When I was hired on the spot and toured around the back of the restaurant I was... Read more


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