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20 Oct
A sex robot that allows rape is dangerous to women

Eroticising rape and sexual violence is no answer to reduce sexual exploitation of women. The sex robot company, True Companion, have created and released for sale a robot that will allow men to simulate rape whenever they please. The company claims the doll allows men to ‘realise their most private... Read more

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20 Oct
Why ‘upskirting’ needs to be made a sex crime

It started with one woman, Gina Martin, being prepared to put her head above the parapet and say: this is unacceptable and should clearly be a criminal offence. Martin was a victim of the practice known commonly as “upskirting” – the taking of a photo or video up a woman’s skirt... Read more

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19 Oct
Win! Best & Less discontinue selfie slogan

A mother has won a battle against a popular retail company, Best & Less who were selling slogan T-shirts with inappropriate messages targeted at young girls.  Read more

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18 Oct
Gender swapped objectification

The fall ad campaign of Suistudio, a company that makes suits for women, has gone viral for featuring faceless naked men as background imagery. The company's tagline simply states: "Not Dressing Men." It's a gender-swapped take on men's fashion photography that has long used naked women as dehumanized props for... Read more

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18 Oct
Playboy, Brooke Shields and the fetishisation of young girls

The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality. And from another, he simply popularised the objectification of women for the gratification of men. The most surprising detail to emerge after... Read more

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16 Oct
Harry Weinstein and casting couch culture

Piper Weiss, the featured contributor in levo.com expressed the following in her article regarding the recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein. “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” Seth McFarlane's Oscar quip wasn't funny in 2013, but at the time it was met with dutiful... Read more

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13 Oct
Pay-per-view torture campaign underway

"There are examples where people have been wanting to see the violent rape of children five, six, seven years old; and other, very violent acts carried out against very young children." - Chief Judge John Pascoe Image: Melinda Tankard Reist meets with Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore who originally pushed for amendments... Read more

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12 Oct
New study finds Instagram has devastating effects on body image

Women deserve better than social media pressuring to look a certain way.  If you’re a woman, Instagram usage may negatively influence your appearance-related concerns and beliefs. New research from the University of NSW and Macquarie University has confirmed what many of us have known intuitively for some time: there exists... Read more

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11 Oct
For the sake of girls, ban sexist ads

"I want girls to stop being treated as walking Barbie dolls." That's the frank answer a 10-year-old girl gave when asked what one change she wants to see in the world. She's not alone. Read more

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28 Sep
Violent porn is dangerous to women

Evidence is mounting about the inextricable link between men watching violent porn and men being violent towards women. News outlets report increasingly on women being murdered in brutal attacks, by men obsessed with violent pornography. This disturbing and dangerous trend reinforces the long-held conviction that pornography is a cultural driver... Read more


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