Last year Western Australian Tavern The Sixty30 made an application to vary existing trading conditions to allow topless waitresses. Along with other members of the community and the Commissioner of Police, we lodged an objection on the basis that:Read more
It has come to our attention that Merriwa Tavern The Sixty 30 has made an application to vary existing trading conditions to allow topless waitresses or ‘skimpies’.
As an organisation that fights against commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls, Collective Shout strongly opposes this application on the grounds that:
- The use of women’s bodies in sexual entertainment and services is a form of prostitution
- Sexual trade in women’s bodies both causes and contributes to gender inequality by reducing women to mere objects for men’s use and enjoyment, with adverse impacts on women who are directly involved as well as women as a whole
- A significant body of research links sexual objectification of women with violence against women
- Sexploitation venues pose a threat to women, with women reporting increased incidents of sexual harassment, abuse and violence in areas in close proximity to strip clubs
Sydney German themed restaurant Lowenbrau Keller sexually objectifies women to promote its venueRead more
[UPDATE] WIN! #BESTRACK Ad withdrawn 'due to complaints'
We have received notification from the Advertising Standards Board that the Bavarian Bier Cafe has voluntarily withdrawn the ad campaign from both social media and outdoor advertising.Read more
[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