Collective Shout founder Melinda Tankard Reist talks porn, technology and the sexualisation of children

Collective Shout featured in Port Macquarie News

Writer, speaker and Collective Shout co-founder Melinda Tankard Reist addressed 80 parents at St Peter's Primary School in Port Macquarie on August 20.

Collective Shout is a grassroots movement against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls.

"My main message is about teaching children to be resilient in a cultural environment that is often toxic to their welfare," Ms Tankard Reist said.
"I looked at the impact on children of hyper-sexualised images that they are bombarded with from the moment they are born, which gives them distorted ideas about their bodies, relationships and sexuality."

Ms Tankard Reist said parents at the workshop shared concerns around technology and pornography.

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