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18 Jan
Ultra Tune defends ‘sexist’ Mike Tyson ad

A CAR servicing giant has defended a controversial new ad starring Mike Tyson even though the star said he thinks it is “a little bit sexist”. A NEW ad being beamed into homes across the country during the Australian Open has been criticised for being “sexist” and “implying women are... Read more

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15 Jan
98% of girls feel unfairly treated compared to boys, says research

New research confirms Australian girls want a fair go. Important new research commissioned by Plan International Australia has found that young Australian girls believe they are not treated equally to their male counterparts. 98% of girls said they receive unequal treatment compared to boys, particularly in sports, the media (television... Read more

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15 Jan
'Verbal violence against women' to be criminalised, vows French President Emmanuel Macron

On the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged that 2018 will see legislative measures tackle “verbal violence towards women” in public. Joined by comedian and actress Florence Foresti and France's equality minister Marlene Schiappa at the Elysee Palace, President Macron announced that "gender-based... Read more

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10 Jan
Why you should boycott the Fifty Shades Darker movie

A man becomes fixated on a young female university student. He immediately becomes possessive, sulking when she so much as talks to other men, and attempts to isolate her from her friends. He shows up unannounced at her place of work. He traces her mobile phone to find her on... Read more

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10 Jan
We're calling on MPs to take action against child exploitation material

Dear (Name), We commend you on your work towards implementing harsher penalties for people who access child exploitation material. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017 [Provisions] will go a long way toward this aim. Collective Shout is a growing grassroots movement against... Read more

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08 Jan
“Because I was a child actor, my body was public domain”: Former child star Mara Wilson condemns sexualisation of child actors

Former child actress Mara Wilson, from Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire, has penned an essay condemning the sexualisation of child actors. The piece featured on Elle.com recalled Wilson’s experiences of being sexualised and fetishised as a child: "Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot... Read more

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08 Jan
“That feels like a sexual assault”: Men try to guess if scenarios are porn or #MeToo stories

Trigger warning: sexual abuse. A new video shows men presented with a range of sexual scenarios and having to determine whether they are from pornography or a #MeToo story. “Be Frank” is a seven-minute video project featuring men discussing the recent #MeToo campaign and ways men can join the fight... Read more

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08 Jan
Campaign to hold people who access child exploitation material more accountable

A 22 year old man who was caught with child pornography involving babies, coerced a teenage girl into sending him nude photos before publically humiliating her by posting them to Instagram. At the age of just 20, Alastair Wayne Anning was found with about 10,000 photos and videos of child... Read more

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22 Dec
Girls as young as 12 in domestic violence relationships in the Kimberley

Domestic violence is so common in the region girls believe it is normal. Domestic violence disproportionately affects women in Australia, and for women living in the Kimberley, this reality is far starker than for the average Western Australian. In fact, women in the Kimberly are four times more likely to... Read more

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22 Dec
How the excuse of ‘pure fantasy’ works in online child sex abuse cases

This article contains material that may be disturbing to some readers. Former Nine Network reporter Ben McCormack was sentenced to a three-year good behaviour bond today after pleading guilty to two counts of transmitting, publishing or promoting child pornography. McCormack, under the username “oz4skinboi”, had chatted for some months via... Read more


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