Sex shop brand's female face a front for male profiteers
Sex shop retailer Honey Birdette spouts a great deal about female 'empowerment'. Despite the talk, after 8 years, 42 breaches of the advertising Code of Ethics and numerous, exploitative PR stunts, the company is renowned for harming women - in its own ranks and in the communities it operates in.Read more
Corporate offenders of 2013
The festive season is here. You only need to look at the latest shopping centre catalogues, online stores and even your facebook news feed to see that companies are working hard to compete for your Xmas dollar.
But lets not forget which of these companies have used sexploitation to flog their products in 2013! Before you buy gifts for friends and family, check our list. Vote with your dollar and boycott companies that have sexualised children and objectified women for profit in 2013.Read more
[UPDATE] Spotlight new addition to list for Playboy bed linen
You're about to be bombarded. Bombarded with junk mail, TV, radio and outdoor advertising all competing for your Christmas dollar. Before you purchase gifts for your friends and loved ones, lets remember those brands that have excelled in sexploitation this year, the brands and companies that do not deserve your hard earned money. Cross 'em off your Xmas list!Read more
Serial offenders Diva quietly restock Playboy jewellery at discounted prices
Last year we learned that retailer Diva was selling Playboy accessories- including Playmate of the month themes- to young girls in stores around the country. In response, we circulated a petition that received over 8000 signatures within weeks and generated substantial media attention. Diva quietly removed Playboy merchandise from shelves and staff advised us they had been returned to Head Office.Read more
Caught selling Playboy necklaces to 10 year old girls
Last year, Diva, the jewellery and accessories store popular with teenage girls, began selling Playboy branded jewellery. Amid public outcry, we began a campaign calling on Diva to remove Playboy items from sale. This included our change.org petition that received a total of 8,428 signatures in a matter of weeks, personally delivered to Diva stores around the country.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.
Diva is an Australian fashion jewellery retailer popular with young girls.
In September 2011, Diva began stocking Playboy branded jewellery. 'Myxi Matosis' the disgruntled rabbit was one of thousands who spoke out against Diva's collaboration with the porn industry.
Adolescent/child psychotherapist Collett Smart delivered Collective Shout's change.org petition to the Pitt Street Mall Diva store on the 29th October.
Collett has written about her experience. Originally published at FamilySmart
This weekend, I and a group of people (and a disgruntled bunny named Myxi Matosis) planned to descend upon various Diva stores around the country, with a hard copy of a petition, holding 6000+ names of people requesting that Diva remove 'Playboy' merchandise from being sold to minors in their stores.Read more
Here’s the announcement Change.org - who we have partnered with in our campaign against Diva - sent out to everyone who supported our petition calling on the fashion company to stop flogging porn-themed bling to little girls. The petition is close to reaching 7000 signatures. Thank you to all who supported us. We couldn’t do this work without you.Read more
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.