What would you do if you found this flyer on your car?
Adelaide resident Rebekah Reilly had heard about Adelaide's "Bikini Massage" parlour and like many residents, was concerned about the nature of the business and the explicit shop front advertising.
When visiting a local shopping centre, Rebekah found that the business had distributed hundreds of flyers to cars in the car park. The flyers featured explicit images and text advertising "bikini massage" services and recruiting "girls" for employment. The flyers were removed by Castle Plaza Shopping centre management following complaints from shoppers.
An article published in The Age revealed that the owner of sex shop "Sexyland" plans to open stores in major shopping centres. The owner has been in discussions and is set to sign a deal with a "major retail chain." From The Age:Read more
The Outdoor Media Association says it won't be back. But what about all the other billboards?Read more
Gail Dines and Norma Ramos discuss sex trafficking on Boston Public Radio.
Gail Dines is professor of sociology at Wheelock College and Norma Ramos is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
And the Advertising Standards Board says its ok
This is a billboard advertisement in Brisbane for Honey B’s strip club. See that building behind the billboard? That’s a school.Read more
*Trigger Warning* This article will be distressing for some.Read more
We were recently asked to comment on yet another strip club opening in Brisbane. The new club was dubbed 'Disneyland for men' due to the opening hours and number of staff. We were asked whether council should put a cap on the number of sex industry businesses operating in Qld. From Quest news:
"Certainly council needs to do something about capping or moving towards a society where we don't have women valued for their bodies and women bought and sold and harmed in this way,'' she said.Read more
Every year thousands of women are promised a dance career in Western Europe, instead they are tricked, forced and exploited in the sex industry.
This stunt in Amsterdam's Red Light District was created by Dutch advertising firm Duval Guillaume for anti trafficking group, Stop the Traffik.
Watch the video and see how the onlooking men's faces change at the end. You can find out more about Stop the Traffik here.