16 Days of Activism 2021: Re-writing problematic media narratives about the sex industry to combat gender-based violence
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Scrapped bikini rule sparks hope for 'end of sexism and objectification of women and girls in sport'
Overnight, Talitha Stone's #LetThemWearShorts petition victory attracted global media attention. Launched in July, the petition called on the International Handball Federation to dump its requirement for women beach handball players to compete in bikini bottoms and to allow them to wear shorts. Talitha announced a win last week after the IHF swapped bikinis for shorts in its updated Beach Handball Rules of the Game.
Norwegian Handball Federation President Kåre Geir Lio has since told media that 'female players had told him they played better in the tight shorts, and were “very satisfied” with their new ability to choose the length'.Read more
Responds to backlash with PR spin, gaslights customers objecting to Playboy merch
Youth retailer City Beach has been slammed for promoting global porn industry brand Playboy, following the release of its new range of Playboy-branded clothing.Read more
“Violence against women isn’t an anomaly; it is the natural manifestation of a culture in which women are regarded as inferior to men, as objects of sexual recreation and entertainment.”Read more
Sex Dolls and Robots: Implications for Women and Girls - Caitlin Roper at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2020 Online Global Summit
Campaigns Manager and PhD candidate Caitlin Roper spoke at the 2020 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit.
A pioneer in her field, Caitlin described the growing demand from men for female-bodied sex dolls and robots and the harmful, real-world consequences for women and girls.
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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