What a year! Our team is tired...but elated. This year has seen us achieve some of our biggest wins in our 10-year history: and you helped us do it.Read more
And ignores the global research in the process
The latest case reports from the ad industry's self regulatory body, Ad Standards, have been published and for the third month in a row Honey Birdette's porn themed ads have been given the green light for display in family friendly shopping centres.Read more
Collective Shout calls for stronger ad code of ethics to rein in harmful sexist advertising
Collective Shout has made a submission to the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Code of Ethics Review. In this long-needed review, we highlighted the failings of the advertising self-regulatory system and the weaknesses of the existing Code. We also documented the growing body of evidence demonstrating the real-life harms of sexually objectifying portrayals of women.Read more
UK's Advertising Standards Authority takes a stand against objectification of women. Time for Australia to do the same.
A clothing brand Missguided has been told by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to not use advertising that objectifies women in future campaigns.Read more
Recently, I lodged a complaint with Ad Standards. Using its online complaint form, I reported a larger-than-life, porn-themed advertisement on display in my local shopping centre in Perth, WA. A week later, I received a notice from Ad Standards advising that while the ad was of concern to me, the Community Panel Chair considered that is was “an image of a woman in lingerie”, and that my complaint was of the type that has been “consistently dismissed” by the Community Panel.Read more
In yet another display of inconsistent decision-making, the Ad Standards Community Panel has dismissed community complaints against a porn-inspired Honey Birdette ad.Read more
Inconsistent rulings show ad industry self-regulation failureRead more
Refuses to submit complaints re porn styled image for reviewRead more
Peter Allen. Steve McCann. Damien Frawley. Stephen Conry. Bob Johnston. Adam Tindall. Ross Robertson. Kevin O’Sullivan. Grant Kelley. Mark Steiner. Daryl Browning. Darren Steinberg.
These are the leaders of our local family friendly shopping centres - lessors to and profiteers from sex shop Honey Birdette. Hosts of public displays of porn-themed imagery. Facilitators of all-age viewing of larger-than-life-sized porn-style pics.Read more
Yesterday I took two of my children into town for ice cream. This is what they were exposed to on a busy Perth street.Read more