The portrayal of women in Zoo Weekly
The piece 'Zoo Identity' is a compilation of written descriptors of women taken directly from the March 2015 issue of Zoo Australia. I endeavoured to communicate the impact of zoo and its portrayal of females on my own identity formation as a young woman.Read more
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The petition calling on ZOO magazine to apologise and scrap its 'hottest asylum seeker competition' accumulated over 6000 signatures.Read more
How do these people sleep at night?Read more
Melinda Tankard Reist writes on Zoo magazine's portrayal of Mary Mackillop
Published on ABC's The Drum Unleashed
Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, was a woman who devoted her life to the poor and speaking out against injustice. Known as a progressive woman of action, her canonisation has just been celebrated in Rome.Read more
But for Zoo magazine, it doesn’t matter who she is. Or really, who any woman is. Because all women exist only to serve male gratification and pleasure. All women must be brought to their knees.
Here’s some examples of Zoo's treatment of Mary MacKillop, using a model in a habit.