It’s that time of year again! As the Christmas season draws near, companies are competing for your business.
Now is the time to reflect on corporate behaviour this past year and remember those companies which objectified women and sexualized girls to sell their products and services. These companies do not respect women and do not deserve your Christmas cash.
You can send a powerful message by making ethical purchasing choices and refusing to financially support companies who rely on sexploitation to flog their products.
Here's our 2015 list of corporate sexploitation offenders:
Corporate offenders of 2013
The festive season is here. You only need to look at the latest shopping centre catalogues, online stores and even your facebook news feed to see that companies are working hard to compete for your Xmas dollar.
But lets not forget which of these companies have used sexploitation to flog their products in 2013! Before you buy gifts for friends and family, check our list. Vote with your dollar and boycott companies that have sexualised children and objectified women for profit in 2013.Read more
AFL star Lance “Buddy” Franklin still promoting porn t-shirt brand to fans
*Content warning – caution when clicking links*
We’ve written about Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin’s pornified fashion label before. We’ve written about headless, faceless naked women, bound, handcuffed and on all fours. We’ve written about the misogynistic content found on his label’s Facebook page, including rape jokes, a pornographic campaign video and women being referred to as bitches to be f*cked. We have been campaigning against Buddy’s porn t-shirts for three years now.
AFL supports White Ribbon Day while ignoring Buddy Franklin degrading porn tees and company’s jokes about raping women
Nena and Pasadena encouraged jokes about raping women with their reply, ‘Keep em coming guys - this is very entertaining!
The Australian Football League proudly partners with the White Ribbon Campaign to stop violence against women.
According to the White Ribbon website :
The AFL (Australian Football League) is committed to tackling the issues of violence against women. Their support of White Ribbon has been long standing with many AFL managers and players participating in White Ribbon's Ambassador Program, and their commitment to driving change is also reflected through their respect and responsibility programs.
"Their commitment to driving change is reflected through their respect and responsibility programs."
AFL footballer Lance 'Buddy' Franklin has released 'The Buddy Ball' football for kids. But what else is he selling?Read more
*Trigger Warning - violence against women, sexual assault* Collective Shout supporters have been leading the charge against clothing that features highly sexualised images of women. The 'porn t-shirt' trend, sold in youth oriented stores such as City Beach, Factorie and Cotton On, feature images that objectify and degrade women. Some clothing items depict women as victims of violence or picture them alongside violent imagery and slogans.Read more
"All of these images are straight from the porn industry"
From the Fremantle Herald (26/02/2011, page 2):
Sexually explicit t-shirts on display at a Fremantle shop are pornographic and should be removed says a local mum.Read more
The mother says she was horrified when she saw the garments at a surf shop in the High Street Mall. Uppermost in her mind was her young daughter's recent rape, as she says the lewd shirts give young men the impression that women are there for the taking.
Last week we wrote about a tshirt brand, Nena and Pasadena. Nena and Pasadena objectify and degrade women on tshirts and market these items to teenage boys. Collective Shout supporters have been contacting Nena and Pasadena and the retailers that stock the brand. You can read the article and comments including Nena and Pasadena's dismissive responses here.Read more
Another clothing brand jumps on the porn tshirt bandwagon
[UPDATED] AFL footballer a designer and model for Nena and Pasadena.
Recently, a Collective Shout supporter alerted us to 'Nena and Pasadena' a clothing brand which produces pornified tshirts. Nena and Pasadena is stocked in stores such as City Beach (are we surprised?) Edge, Live and Globalise.
Caitlin wrote on our community page:Read more