In one of the fastest responses to consumer complaints that we’ve seen, Kmart has withdrawn a range of underwear with sexualised slogans and issued an apology assuring customers they will not repeat the same mistake.Read more
Don't pay for Sexploitation this holiday season
It's that time of year again. The time of year when companies ramp up their advertising in order to compete for your Christmas dollar. There is nowhere you can go without companies placing their product and logo in your face.
Now is the time to recall which companies used sexploitation to sell and promote their products over this past year. You can make a difference by voting with your dollar against sexploitation this holiday season.
Unilever complains Collective Shout encouraged complaints
The Advertising Standards Board have upheld complaints against Lynx's sexist 'Rules of Rugby' advertisement.
The advertisement was supposedly created to educate men about the rules of Rugby Union. It is of course just another excuse for Lynx to objectify women. It would appear that objectification is Lynx's one and only marketing strategy. We've written about this before.
Collective Shout supporters will deliver our 135-page Change.org petition containing 6000-plus signatures in Diva stores in various states this weekend. We will be letting Diva know personally that pimping one of the signature brands of the global sex industry to its key target customer base of 8-13 year old girls takes corporate social irresponsibility to new heights.
The main delivery took place at Diva’s Pitt Street store at 11am this morning.
Keep the global brand of the porn industry off our girls - boycott Diva
Diva, the jewellery and accessories store popular with teenage girls, is now selling Playboy branded jewellery.
Through use of cute love heart logos, invitations to 'BFF us on Facebook' and girls magazine promos, Diva are directly marketing to young girls.Read more
Film depicting extreme sexual violence now banned in Australia
Some time ago we received an email from a member of the community concerning the screening of 'A Serbian Film' at an underground Melbourne Film Festival.
This person expressed concern that a film depicting extreme sexual violence and child rape would be allowed to screen in Australia and wondered if there was anything we could do.
Calls for A Serbian Film to be banned for depictions of child rape and extreme sexual violence against women
*Trigger warning - sexual violence*Read more
One woman's battle against porno and violent fashion
HRC needs to take stronger action on images which contribute to harassment and excuse violence
Last month I wrote about Caitlin Roper’s campaign against pornographic t.shirts and featured an interview with the young Western Australian woman and sociologist Michael Flood on the subject. One of Collective Shout’s most active members, Caitlin had attracted a list of heavy hitters –including Noni Hazlehurst, Steve Biddulph and Dr Joe Tucci - to a statement condemning the proliferation of porn-themed shirts and calling on retailers to choose corporate responsibility over profiting from hyper-sexualised and violent images. Caitlin also recently wrote to leading asking them not to stock these t.shirts. One reply was received, from Bernie Brookes, CEO of Myer, who wrote: “I have copied and circulated your information to our product designers, developers and buyers to assist them in the understanding of the Collective Shout’s stance.” Not exactly what you’d call a commitment, but at least he’s responded. Caitlin is justifiably frustrated. She said in an email:Read more
Does that include Hef's 9pm curfew?
More promotion of the global brand of the porn industry from Bras n Things who continue playing their part in the mainstreaming of pornography. This image of a Bras n Things window display was posted on our Facebook page. We've modified it a little to add some much needed info about what is really involved with 'being a bunny!'Read more