“My kids were seeing pornographic images in what is supposed to be a family shopping centre”
On the evening of the 24th June, my family and I were returning from a fun day out and decided to drop into Westfield Fountain Gate. The kids were tired, hungry and a bit grumpy so we hurriedly tried to find a restaurant, we wandered down a dimly lit arcade. I walked right past the only brightly lit shop front window of Honey Birdette and realised that the provocative images of scantily clad women was not something that I wanted my young kids to see. So, I hurried past hoping that they would follow and not notice.
I remember my heart sinking as my 4-year-old daughter suddenly shrieked behind me. “Look! Why is she not wearing any clothes?”
Put your money where women like Anastasia end up
Collective Shout is now a co-sponsor of the international #50dollarsnot50shades campaignRead more
It’s been a massive year of campaigning at Collective Shout this year- perhaps our best yet!Read more
The annual Brownlow Medal award ceremony will be held tonight to celebrate the sporting accomplishments of AFL players.
The Brownlow red carpet highlights a larger trend in the media, where women can be regarded as purely decorative. Wives and Girlfriends of players (identified collectively as WAGS) are observed and celebrated primarily for their physical attractiveness.
In the majority of red carpet interviews, reporters focus on women’s choice of attire, with gossip columns praising women who live up to specific standards of fashion and criticizing those who they deem to fall short.Read more
UPDATE: Pageant organisers re-brand to avoid criticism
It had been reported that a child beauty pageant scheduled to take place in Melbourne on August 2nd, was cancelled due to a lack of interest. Universal Royalty refused to confirm whether or not the event took place.
It now appears that rather than being cancelled, the event was simply re-branded. Australia based beauty pageants Follow your Dreams promotional material seems to indicate a co-branding arrangement between Follow your Dreams and Universal Royalty. The Melbourne event was listed as "FYD/UR" on the events calendar.Read more
Facebook users criticise coffee company for ‘outdated’ and ‘misogynistic’ advertising
UPDATE! Coffee bean distributor roasted over porn-inspired ads takes down Facebook page via Smart Company
Last week one of our supporters, Rachel, contacted us regarding Perth-based coffee company Fresh One’s Facebook page, full of sexist and porn-inspired advertising material.Read more
Melinda Tankard Reist in the Sydney Morning Herald
In December 2008, aged 39, Rachael Lonergan was diagnosed with aggressive triple negative breast cancer.
The Sydney freelance media strategist spent 2009 in treatment with two operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and more.
Lonergan considers herself recovered. ''They never say never, but so far, so good,'' she says.
But what continues to make her sick is the way women's breasts are sexualised and objectified by companies who pinkwash their motives by supporting breast cancer charities, especially during October - Breast Awareness Month.
[UPDATE 22/09/14] Construction of 'Hooters' restaurant abandoned
Development of the controversial Hooters Restaurant in Townsville has stalled again after almost 12 months of continuous delays.Read more