Collett Smart, child adolescent psychologist and educator reports on the child beauty pageant recently held in Sydney. Collett was invited by Today Tonight to give an outsider's opinion on the event.
“She’s a gorgeous girl isn’t she?”
“Give them a round of applause, aren’t they stunning?”
“What a lovely dress!"
“Wow, Sydney Australia, where did you get these beautiful girls?”
More sexploitation from a repeat corporate offender
[UPDATE] The Ad Standards Board has upheld complaints against Lynx. Read more.
A Revised version of ad is now appearing on television. If you've seen the new ad you can submit a complaint here.
Men's deodorant brand Lynx - owned by Unilever - has added to it's ongoing list of degrading ads with the company's latest promotion, "Lynx, cleans your balls."
Ever thought emails and complaints weren't worth the effort? Read on
Last month Telstra was exposed for supplying pornography through its BigPond website over video capable mobile phones. Just a few clicks away from 'Go Diego Go' and Telstra's 'women at work' page dedicated to women's equality in the workplace, users could purchase porn videos such as 'Dirty Housewives' and 'Hot Asians Get Wet.'Read more
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On May 25 Amy Smith, the CEO of Jenny Craig, will present to a conference of educators for the Alliance of Girls' Schools (AGSA). Described as a "champion of women's health" by Catherine Misson, Principal of Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Jenny Craig's CEO will be enlisted to "inspire" attendees: what they learn will impact on what they bring back to the classroom.
Already letters from health professionals have begun flooding in, with some voicing their protests from as far as the US and Middle East. They all agree on one thing: Global giant Jenny Craig, which profits from the billion-dollar diet industry, is not an appropriate 'leader' for educators of young girls.Read more
And "Naughty Nicole" takes out prize for most popular entry with anti-sexism message
The Mossimo Peepshow ad campaign concluded last Monday (12th March) when it was announced that "Naughty Nicole" had won the competition with her entry - an image of herself holding a sign saying "Mossimo Peepshow = sexist rubbish."Read more
City Beach Human Relations Fail
Caitlin Roper who is leading the campaign against City Beach's pornified clothing range received a phone call from City Beach HR, Anita Dorwald. She was the City Beach rep who participated in the conciliation attempt for Caitlin's Human Right's Commission complaint last year. (Read more about that here.)
Caitlin's report on the conversation is as follows:
Ms Dorwald said that if we are going to distribute flyers using their logo, they must be "factually correct" and then proceeded to quote the 'headless, gagged, bruised women' part. (see flyer here)
Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation, a grassroots campaigning movement is calling on Switchfoot to withdraw from a planned live performance at City Beach surf store on Queen Street, Brisbane this Thursday afternoon (23rd February).Read more
UPDATE "Naughty Nicole" wins Mossimo's Peepshow competition with her entry, "Mossimo Peepshow = sexist rubbish" Read more below.
A supporter has alerted us to this shop front window display for a Mossimo store.
The promotion is called 'Peepshow.' Through the use of 'peephole' imagery and words like 'strip' on their signage, the promotion makes clear reference to the sex industry and voyeurism.Read more
Collective Shout WA representative Caitlin Roper has been leading the charge against pornified clothing and products sold in general retail stores.
Caitlin created the facebook page 'Say no to porn t-shirts' and has been keeping track of retailers that sell pornified products via her 'Porn Tees' blog. (Warning: product images)