Articles on sexualisation

Articles on sexualisation

"We're a target;" Sex shop boss says it will ignore Ad Standards Exact examples of these poster advertisements cannot be found. For more info about the long history of Honey Birdette's highly sexualised, porn themed shop front windows click here.

Honey Birdette is a serial sexploitation offender. The sex shop, located in shopping centres around the country, has attracted hundreds of complaints for its sexist advertising. Ad Standards has investigated complaints over almost thirty separate advertisements, upholding half, but Honey Birdette continues to sexually objectify women. Last year, father and...

SONY has blocked the Western release of an 'adult role-playing game' that saw the player undress schoolgirls and fondle their breasts while on a quest for the holy grail. The Video Standards Council (VSC) objected to its "setting within a 'school' environment”, saying it "clearly promotes the sexualisation of children via...

Content warning: This post contains content that may be distressing.  Yesterday we exposed budget shopping app Wish selling a range of child sex dolls. We were pleased when the company responded quickly, promising to remove the child sex dolls and take action against the sellers. But then we learned more. How long...

Update: Wish promises to remove child sex dolls from sale, but what about other replica body parts meant for men's sexual use? Wish has responded in the comment thread on our Facebook post as follows:                            *  * ...

A group of young female high school students have called out Frank Body over the skincare company’s product, “Send Nudes” lip and cheek tint. The Year 9 and 10 girls shared their concerns in a post on Fusion Morning Peninsula’s Facebook page: Dear Frank Body, I am speaking on behalf of...

The Child Rescue Coalition has warned parents about the risks of posting intimate photos of their children, as well as using certain hashtags that can be accessed and misused by predators. It is a reminder to parents to take great care when posting images of their children on social media, to...

Last year, father of three Kenneth Thor started a petition calling on Westfield to stop Honey Birdette’s consistent sexist and porn-inspired imagery in shopping centres across the country. More than 61,000 people share Kenneth’s concerns about the retailer’s ongoing depictions of women as sexual playthings for men, yet to date, Westfield...

***"Trigger warning: child exploitation''  Twenty men across Victoria have been arrested over child exploitation offences, with police seizing photos and videos of children and babies being tortured. Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton told the Herald Sun that each month hundreds of Victorians shared millions of images of child abuse material. “We...

We recently shared an article detailing a mother’s experience with her teenage daughter and an online swimwear company.  The mother, Tania, had written to Collective Shout after her 16-year-old daughter received a g-string bikini in the mail, a prize for a “last comment wins” competition on Instagram for a company...

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