Collective Shout releases annual blacklist of corporate offenders to boycott this XMAS
Collective Shout has released its annual Christmas ‘Crossed Off’ blacklist. The list – first launched in 2010 - is a collation of companies which have objectified women or sexualised girls for profit.
The 2019 line up includes:
These major shopping centres continue to host Honey Birdette’s porn-themed advertising, facilitating the display of sexist and sexually objectifying content to an all-age audience. Children's activities - including pics with Santa - are often held near the sex store. Click here to see the full list of shopping centres.
Online marketplace Amazon has a long history of stocking sexually exploitative products and this year the global giant hasn’t been any better. We first called them out in 2010 when they were selling “The Paedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A child-lover’s code of conduct”. Since then we have exposed Amazon selling pro-rape and pro-paedophilia merchandise, child sex dolls, and this year, rape and incest-themed books.
While many associate Playboy simply with its branded items or magazine, Playboy Enterprises own various adult TV channels and websites, broadcasting brutal, hardcore pornography. Retailers that stock Playboy-branded products are helping Playboy to produce and distribute content that objectifies and degrades women. By stocking Playboy branded products Chemist Warehouse is profiting from the mainstreaming, normalising and embedding of a major brand of the sex industry into mainstream culture.
To see the full list click here.
Campaigns Manager Melinda Liszewski said research demonstrated a connection between the way women and girls are portrayed in advertising and the impact on attitudes towards women and their treatment. A 2015 meta-analysis showed objectified portrayals of women led to a ‘diminished view of women’s competence, morality and humanity.’ [Media and Sexualization: State of Empirical Research, 1995-2015, Ward LM, The Journal of Sex Research (2016)]
"These companies are harming women and girls, demonstrating a lack of corporate social responsibility. We can't let them get away with it."
Media Contact: Melinda Liszewski @melliszewski
Friday 13 December, 2019
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UK fashion company Boohoo has been told one of its advertisements must not use the phrase "Send nudes".
The company used the phrase to promote a range of clothes coloured to resemble skin.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint about the advert because it made light of a "potentially harmful social trend".
Boohoo has also been told to make sure its advertising is "socially responsible".
Yet in Australia MECCA continue to stock the Frank Body Lip Tint called 'Send Nudes'.
We formally reached out to Mecca CEO Jo Horgan asking them to remove the product from their shelves. This is a product that through its name serves to normalise and legitimise the sexual harassment and requests for nude images experienced by teen girls.
We have attempted to contact Ms Horgan via a number of avenues, each being met with silence. It is for this reason that Mecca has been added to our 'Crossed Off' list for 2019.
We are encouraging all our supporters to boycott Mecca stores and to purchase your makeup and skincare products else wear until Mecca exercise some corporate social responsibility and remove this harmful product from their range.
We do not support companies that profit off the sexual exploitation of women and girls.
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Breaking news: Mecca added to 'Crossed Off' list for 2019!
In October last year we formally reached out to Mecca CEO, Jo Horgan asking them to remove the 'Send nudes' Frank Body lip tint from their shelves. This is a product that through its name serves to normalise and legitimise the sexual harassment and requests for nude images experienced by teen girls.
We have attempted to contact Ms Horgan via a number of avenues, each being met with silence. It is for this reason we are adding Mecca to our 'Crossed Off' list for 2019. We are encouraging all our supporters to boycott Mecca stores and to purchase your make up and skincare products else wear until Mecca exercise some corporate social responsibility and remove this harmful product from their range.
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