Collective Shout supporters have alerted us to Supre’s latest advertising campaign. First, a topless girl advertising ‘jeggings’ on the back of a bus, followed by a highly sexualised television commercial.Read more
Guest post from Collett Smart, as published on The Tween Factor.
Students and school staff really enjoy the vibe that a fresh school year provides. New friendships, new uniforms, new teachers, new opportunities! So you would be forgiven for thinking that this sign was advertising back to school stock at a news agency!
As staff and children all over the country came to the end of their Christmas holiday break and began preparing to return to school this month, an adult shop called Love Play in Barkly street, St Kilda chose to warp this period by encouraging school themed fantasies of sex with minors.
This article in the Sydney Morning Herald discusses the sexualisation of boys. Some great comments included from Julie Gale of Kids Free 2B Kids, Maggie Hamiltion, author of 'What's happening to our boys' and Lisa Cox, advocate and author of 'Does my Bum look big in this ad?'Read more
Child experts and advocates say 'Let children be children.'
A number of Collective Shout supporters contacted us about the latest Witchery catalogue, which portrays children in adult styled clothing and poses.
The issue has since hit the media with a number of child advocates speaking out about the catalogue.Read more
As published in the Herald Sun
A GIANT advertisement for a striptease school has been banned, five years after it began providing eye candy for passing drivers.
In a reflection of changing community attitudes, the image of a bikini-clad woman stretched along a bus has been found by the Advertising Standards Bureau to be sexually suggestive.
Recently, a letter organised by Kids Free to be Kids was presented to the Standing Committee of Attorney’s General censorship ministers with the signatures of over 30 child advocates, including educators, academics and psychologists. These people called for the sale of restricted publications to be limited to adults-only premises. They also asked for a review of the classification of publications guidelines to determine whether there should be more stringent requirements for the display of the so-called “lads” magazines such as ‘People,’ ‘Picture’, 'Zoo', 'Ralph' magazines. You can read the full letter and view the signatories here.
As a grassroots movement challenging the sexualisation of children and objectification of women, Collective Shout supports these proposed measures. We call on all our members to make their voices heard in order to make this happen.Read more