Robin Thicke's video "Blurred Lines" has been nominated for three awards at the MTV Video Music Awards including Best Male Video, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year.
Please sign this petition calling on MTV to remove "Blurred Lines" from nomination for any awards for its blatant promotion of rape culture #noblurredlines Petition now closed.Read more
From Talitha Stone's petition on Change.org:
*Trigger Warning* graphic descriptions of rape and violence against womenRead more
Women should be able to speak out without facing rape threats
Collective Shout activist Talitha Stone has launched a petition calling on Twitter to add a report abuse button to tweets. Please sign and share widely.Read more
Steve Wood, 28, reviews Tyler, the Creator Sydney concert
"Victim, victim, honey you’re my fifth one”
“Rape a pregnant bitch and tell my friends I had a threesome.”
- Tyler, the Creator
NSW Police have confirmed they are investigating a sexual assault at a gig where US rapper Tyler, the Creator was performing.
A NSW Police spokesman confirmed it was investigating a sexual assault report made by a woman during a concert at the Enmore Theatre on Thursday night. He said no formal statement had been taken yet.
Collective Shout has uploaded a YouTube video of US rap artist Tyler the Creator engaging in a vicious tirade against a young female activist during a Sydney all ages gig last night. The footage was recorded by a Collective Shout supporter in the audience.
The 24-year-old anti-violence against women activist has been engaged in the campaign of grassroots movement Collective Shout against the Australian tour of Tyler Gregory Okonma aka Tyler, the Creator. Collective Shout has called on Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor to revoke his visa.
Has Tyler the Creator breached his Visa conditions?
Collective Shout has drawn the attention of Immigration Minister the Hon. Brendan O'Connor to a series of rape and other threats from fans of US rap artist Tyler the Creator. We believe these threats have been fuelled by the artist’s abuse of our actions online. We are asking the Minister to examine whether Tyler the Creator has violated the terms of his visa conditions. Our letter, written by Caitlin Roper our W.A coordinator, appears below:Read more
Collective Shout spokesperson Melinda Liszewski was interviewed by Spencer Howson for ABC local radio about the campaign calling on Eatons Hill Hotel to cancel misogynist pro-rape rapper Tyler the Creators show.
Eatons Hill Hotel declined to be interviewed for the program.
“We’ve asked the Eatons Hill Hotel to come on air they spoke to us a couple of years ago when they launched and they were happy to tell everyone then that they were one of the biggest hotels in australia…it was ok when it was a good news story for them but they’re not coming on the program this morning to talk with us.” - Spencer Howson
*TRIGGER WARNING* Graphic descriptions of rape and violence against womenRead more
[UPDATE] WIN! Facebook responds, commits to change
From Women, Action and the Media:
"..."In a statement released today, Facebook addressed our concerns and committed to evaluating and updating its policies, guidelines and practices relating to hate speech, improving training for its content moderators and increasing accountability for creators of misogynist content." Read more about Facebook's commitment here.Read more