Over exposure is making teens pawns to porn
A 15-year-old boy confided in me after I addressed his class at a Sydney school last year. He cried as he told me he had been using porn since the age of nine. He didn't have a social life, had few friends, had never had a girlfriend. His life revolved around online porn. He wanted to stop, he said, but didn't know how.Read more
Oscar-nominated actor produces violent pornography documentary
*TRIGGER WARNING*Read more
Just the latest example of the mainstreaming of pornography
‘The "Telstra Babes" content is just a few clicks away from the "Women at Telstra" recruitment website, which describes the company's "inclusive working environment" for women and its culture that "celebrates the success of women at every level"’.Read more
City Beach selling sexism to 12-13 year oldsRead more
Time to start telling the truth about the porn industry
I thought I was coming to Australia for a mix of work and sightseeing. Well, I was correct about the work part, but missed seeing your beautiful country since I spent much of my time holed up in the studios of ABC.
My book Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, was, thanks to the efforts of Spinifex Press, selected to be part of the Sydney Writer's Festival, so I assumed I would have a work-packed four days and then some down time.
Community concerns about the sexualisation of society and the objectification of women should be key principles, says Committee
As published by Melinda Tankard Reist
Last week outgoing Senator Guy Barnett, chair of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, tabled the report Review of the National Classification Scheme:achieving the right balance. (PDF)
The report was the result of the first major review to be conducted into the scheme since its introduction 15 years ago.
Take Action! From Melinda Tankard Reist's blog
If Playboy isn’t porn what is?
Today a guest blog post by Clive Hamilton, Australian author, Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University and a contributor to Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls.Read more
Melinda Tankard Reist writes on Zoo magazine's portrayal of Mary Mackillop
Published on ABC's The Drum Unleashed
Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, was a woman who devoted her life to the poor and speaking out against injustice. Known as a progressive woman of action, her canonisation has just been celebrated in Rome.Read more
But for Zoo magazine, it doesn’t matter who she is. Or really, who any woman is. Because all women exist only to serve male gratification and pleasure. All women must be brought to their knees.
Here’s some examples of Zoo's treatment of Mary MacKillop, using a model in a habit.