"Let our children be children"Read more
Clothing retailer Gap has been accused of sexism over their latest kids collection. The advertising campaign features a little boy, labelled 'the scholar' wearing an Albert Einstein t-shirt, and a girl, the 'social butterfly' whose outfit is the 'talk of the playground'.Read more
Media release: Collective Shout, Good on You and STOP THE TRAFFIK Criticise Just Group for Letting Customers DownRead more
"How on earth do you think this is acceptable to sell knowing a large percentage of your customers are teens?"Read more
Last May we called out CafePress for selling slut and incest themed baby clothing. We weren't the first to do so, as US based activists like One Angry Girl had been campaigning against their pornified merchandise since 2004.
Last week, our activists came across more Cafepress clothing and merchandise with porn inspired and pro-rape slogans and imagery. Cafepress responded, essentially encouraging members of the public to do their job for them making further complaints at Cafepress's convenience.
In the past, Cafepress have hidden behind their user generated system, claiming they will implement systems to solve the problem. They've known about the problem for years and they have done nothing.
This week, our campaign generated international media interest, with news media out of the UK, Canada, France and US. Cafepress is beginning to discover that sexploitation does not sell.
Cafepress selling BABY clothing with offensive slogans
Cafepress still selling vulgar, sexualised children's and baby clothes
We recently spoke out about online clothing retailer "Cafepress" advertising vulgar, sexualised clothing for babies and children on its website. Onesies that were made available online included "I Love sluts"..."blow job instructor" and "No gag reflex."Read more
Clothing retailer Best & Less responds to complaints
Last week Collective Shout supporter Deb McNair alerted us to a range of children’s underwear in Best & Less. The underwear sets included knickers with matching crop tops in puppies, kittens and Tinkerbell patterns for girls as young as two.Read more
Melinda Tankard Reist in the Sunday Herald Sun Aug 19 2012
Also published at www.melindatankardreist.com
Last Friday, Ana Amini, a Port Macquarie mother and primary school teacher, posted a few lines on Target’s Facebook page lamenting the lack of age-appropriate, non-sexualised clothing for her daughter,8. She said they had lost her as a customer.
Six days later the comment had attracted more than 72,000 ‘likes,’ and drawn thousands of responses from others concerned about scaled-down versions of adult fashion for girls.
Target has found itself at the centre of controversy after a Port Macquarie mother posted this comment on its Facebook page:
Dear Target,Read more