We've spent years dealing with Ad Standards, and in this time, we've seen the many flaws in the system- one we argue needs a complete upheaval. Of course, the industry likes things exactly the way they are. As the Australia Institute said in the Letting Children Be Children report, "… advertisers also have an interest in avoiding government scrutiny that may lead to stronger regulation of advertising in the interests of the general public…Self-regulation is a strategy that enables the industry to avoid such scrutiny."
We've made a list of flaws in the current system, and narrowed it down to 25.Read more
Trondheim, a city in Norway, has taken action to fight negative body image issues by addressing the barrage of advertising featuring semi-naked models and images that have been digitally altered.
Honey Birdette, the sex shop masquerading as a high-end lingerie store has a long history of using pornographic images of women in their shop front advertising. And they've been getting away with it- for years.Read more
[UPDATE] WIN! #BESTRACK Ad withdrawn 'due to complaints'Read more
Thousands support Sydney mother’s petition against misogynistic Wicked Campers.Read more
Have you seen an ad that objectifies women or sexualises children? You can - and should - make a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board (ASB).
For change to happen, we need to make our voices heard. Complaining to the ASB is one very important way to do this. In fact, it is the first thing you should do if you see an ad that objectifies women or sexualises girls. It takes just one complaint to trigger the Board's complaint handling process.
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