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UPDATE! National Alliance of Australian peak organisations against violence against women joins us in our campaign calling on Immigration Minister Morrison to revoke visa
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has been hearing from us a lot lately. That is because there’s been just too many misogynistic rap artists granted entry into Australia. First we wrote requesting to have Tyler, the Creator‘s visa revoked. Then we brought attention to the woman-hating lyrics and pimping of Snoop Dogg. Now we have joined with a growing body of anti-violence organisations in an appeal to Minister Morrison to act in the interests of women and children and bar rapper Eminem from inciting violence against women. You can read our letter below:Read more
Just before Christmas I learned that Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion) would be kicking off a national tour for Big Day Out.Read more
An article was published in The Guardian today about the campaign calling for Snoop Dogg’s visa to be revoked. Titled ‘White singers deserve the same scrutiny for sexism as Snoop Dogg‘, it implied that Collective Shout’s motivation for the campaign was race, not misogyny, sexism or violence against women. The Guardian declined to publish Dr Caroline Norma’s response. So we did.Read more
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
When you shout loud, the world listens
"Should the immigration department take Collective Shout’s latest campaign any further, future Tyler tours Down Under could become a whole lot trickier to arrange." - US Music industry magazine Billboard.com
After our call to action to stop pro-rape US rapper Tyler the Creator from performing in Australia we were inundated with messages of support. Our call to action was forwarded far and wide and shared on social media. The response was amazing. Men and women, young and old were taking action.
*TRIGGER WARNING* Graphic descriptions of rape and violence against women
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Hon. Brendan O’Connor, revoke visa given to Tyler the Creator.
Rapper ‘Tyler the Creator’ is scheduled to arrive in Australia for a series of concerts beginning on Tuesday 4th of June. Tyler is renowned for his songs advocating rape and extreme violence against women, including murder, genital mutilation, stuffing them into car boots, trapping them in his basement, raping their corpses and burying their bodies.Read more
*Trigger Warning - violence against women*
Collective Shout's WA State coordinator was asked for comment about Chris Brown and Rihanna for OK magazine.
Despite R&B singer Chris Brown having brutally beaten pop star Rihanna in 2009, the pair appear to have resumed their relationship. Caitlin tells OK magazine that the emphasis needs to be on Chris Brown. He and other perpetrators of violent crime should be held accountable for their actions.
'Drunk at the bar' single endorses date rape
*trigger warning for survivors of sexual assault*
A number of Collective Shout supporters have contacted us about Brian McFadden’s new song ‘Drunk at the bar.’ News.com.au reported that many fans of McFaddens music have slammed the song as promoting date rape.
Lyrics from 'Drunk at the bar' include:
I like you just the way you are, drunk as s**t dancing at the bar
I can’t wait to get you home so I can do some damage
Jump in the backseat of my car...I can’t wait to get you home so I can take advantage
McFadden is apparently shocked 'at these ridiculous accusations’ that he would be promoting date rape.Read more