It’s that time of year again. Every year in the lead up to Christmas, we release our annual blacklist of corporate offenders who have objectified women and sexualised girls throughout the year.
You can send a message about the importance of corporate social responsibility by ‘voting with your wallet’ and making ethical purchasing choices. Give these stores a miss this holiday season.
“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” –Anna Lapse
Benefit’s new ad is a failure
A UK based skin care company is encouraging young girls to skip school and prioritise make up at the expense of their education. Benefit Cosmetics have been slammed by consumers for their slogan 'skip class not concealer'. The poster depicts a teenage girl lying in her bed holding an alarm clock and looking sleepy, with what appears to be a pile of books and a teacher standing next to her, cheering her on to ditch her education for makeup application.
Essentially, Benefit Cosmetics appears to be telling young women and girls to value their appearance over their education, suggesting young women are only valued by their beauty.Read more
What will 30 minutes at Chadstone Shopping Centre tell us about our pornified culture?Read more
It’s that time of year again! As the Christmas season draws near, companies are competing for your business.
Now is the time to reflect on corporate behaviour this past year and remember those companies which objectified women and sexualized girls to sell their products and services. These companies do not respect women and do not deserve your Christmas cash.
You can send a powerful message by making ethical purchasing choices and refusing to financially support companies who rely on sexploitation to flog their products.
Here's our 2015 list of corporate sexploitation offenders:
Benefit Cosmetics is a 'featured brand' of department store chain Myer. This is how the brand is currently advertised.Read more