Parents accuse UK retailer of sexualising toddlers with skimpy bikinis
"Let our children be children"Read more
Boys are scholars, girls are looked at: Gap slammed for sexist kids t-shirts
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
Jay Jays STILL selling porn tees to young men
In early April we wrote about youth retailer Jay Jays selling 'porn tees' - T-shirts with porn inspired images of sexually objectified women printed on the front. The T-shirt range for young men shows women as faceless, headless and labelled "Dirty".Read more
Premier Investments Media Release
Media release: Collective Shout, Good on You and STOP THE TRAFFIK Criticise Just Group for Letting Customers DownRead more
City Beach pulls "always positive" prank pregnancy test from shelves
"How on earth do you think this is acceptable to sell knowing a large percentage of your customers are teens?"Read more
Cafepress campaign goes global
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
Newborn "sluts" and "blowjob instructors"
Cafepress still selling vulgar, sexualised children's and baby clothesRead more
Best & Less to remove bras for toddlers from stores
Clothing retailer Best & Less responds to complaintsRead more
Mum who targeted Target part of larger backlash against corporate sexploitation
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.