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
Kids play centre Bounce has withdrawn sexualised music videos from their centres after body image activist Taryn Brumfitt wrote a blog post expressing her frustration at children being bombarded with sexist and sexually objectifying imagery while at the centre.Read more
At Collective Shout, we campaign against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls. The term 'sexualisation' can at times be misunderstood - so what exactly does sexualisation refer to?
The American Psychological Association’s 2007 Task Force into the Sexualisation of Girls makes a clear distinction between healthy sexuality and sexualisation. Sexualisation occurs when a person’s value comes exclusively from their sexual appeal, when a person is sexually objectified, or when sexuality is inappropriately imposed on a person.
Sports Minister replaces models with junior cyclists at Tour Down Under to promote positive body image
South Australia Sports Minister Leon Bignell's has taken meaningful action to promote positive body image among girls by replacing podium models with junior cyclists at the Tour Down Under. We welcome this news and hope that others in leadership roles will follow Bignell's example.Read more
It is hard enough for women to love the skin we're in when we are bombarded daily with advertisements sending us the message we have to be hot, thin and sexy. Pornified images have become the wallpaper of society and too often the media pushes one single narrow stereotype of how women should look.
Celebrities face an even greater amount of scrutiny, being followed by the paparazzi at every turn, constantly feeling on show and being devoured for simply doing the grocery shopping.
But in a brilliant take down Jennifer Aniston has hit back - penning her own reply to the media on The Huffington Post.Read more
Last night I attended a special preview screening of Taryn Brumfitt's new film Embrace. Throughout the film Taryn travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies including Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; body confidence activist Harnaam Kaur; motivational speaker Turia Pitt and Collective Shout co-founder Melinda Tankard Reist.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.
Have you heard? Now there is even a company that sells thigh gap jewellery. But wait....there's a catch.
A “global lifestyle brand” (Guess.com, 2016) founded by brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano, GUESS is renowned for its iconic adverts featuring models such as Claudia Schiffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Priyanka Chopra, and, more recently, Tori Praver, Kate Upton, and Gigi Hadid.Read more