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Collective Shout's co founder Melinda Tankard Reist joins a panel of experts and two young people to discuss the harms of pornography
It is hard enough for women to love the skin we're in when we are bombarded daily with advertisements sending us the message we have to be hot, thin and sexy. Pornified images have become the wallpaper of society and too often the media pushes one single narrow stereotype of how women should look.Read more
Last night I attended a special preview screening of Taryn Brumfitt's new film Embrace. Throughout the film Taryn travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies including Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; body confidence activist Harnaam Kaur; motivational speaker Turia Pitt and Collective Shout co-founder Melinda Tankard Reist.Read more
What would you do if you found this flyer on your car?
Adelaide resident Rebekah Reilly had heard about Adelaide's "Bikini Massage" parlour and like many residents, was concerned about the nature of the business and the explicit shop front advertising.
When visiting a local shopping centre, Rebekah found that the business had distributed hundreds of flyers to cars in the car park. The flyers featured explicit images and text advertising "bikini massage" services and recruiting "girls" for employment. The flyers were removed by Castle Plaza Shopping centre management following complaints from shoppers.
Melinda Tankard Reist appeared on web program the Gruen sessions. Melinda did a great job of challenging the sexist and objectifying portrayal of women in advertising. You can watch the video at the following link. It goes for about half an hour and is worth taking the time to watch.
Visit the link and select "portrayal of women in advertising" from the menu. Video no longer available.
The Gruen Sessions - portrayal of women in advertising.