Media Release: Collective Shout releases annual blacklist of corporate offenders

Collective Shout releases annual blacklist of corporate offenders to boycott this XMAS

Collective Shout has released its annual Christmas ‘Crossed Off’ blacklist. The list – first launched in 2010 - is a collation of companies which have objectified women or sexualised girls for profit.

The 2019 line up includes:

Shopping centres: Westfield, Lendlease, Vicinity, Stockland and more

These major shopping centres continue to host Honey Birdette’s porn-themed advertising, facilitating the display of sexist and sexually objectifying content to an all-age audience. Children's activities - including pics with Santa - are often held near the sex store. Click here to see the full list of shopping centres.

Amazon

Online marketplace Amazon has a long history of stocking sexually exploitative products and this year the global giant hasn’t been any better. We first called them out in 2010 when they were selling “The Paedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A child-lover’s code of conduct”. Since then we have exposed Amazon selling pro-rape and pro-paedophilia merchandise, child sex dolls, and this year, rape and incest-themed books. 

Chemist Warehouse

While many associate Playboy simply with its branded items or magazine, Playboy Enterprises own various adult TV channels and websites, broadcasting brutal, hardcore pornography. Retailers that stock Playboy-branded products are helping Playboy to produce and distribute content that objectifies and degrades women. By stocking Playboy branded products Chemist Warehouse is profiting from the mainstreaming, normalising and embedding of a major brand of the sex industry into mainstream culture.

To see the full list click here.

Campaigns Manager Melinda Liszewski said research demonstrated a connection between the way women and girls are portrayed in advertising and the impact on attitudes towards women and their treatment. A 2015 meta-analysis showed objectified portrayals of women led to a ‘diminished view of women’s competence, morality and humanity.’ [Media and Sexualization: State of Empirical Research, 1995-2015, Ward LM, The Journal of Sex Research (2016)]

"These companies are harming women and girls, demonstrating a lack of corporate social responsibility. We can't let them get away with it."


Media Contact: Melinda Liszewski @melliszewski

Friday 13 December, 2019


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