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.
A supporter sent in this photograph of the inside of a General Pants change room. The change room is plastered with images of pornography and prostitution advertisements.Read 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.
The Easter Bunny described as 'sexy' by Hugh Hefner
Collective Shout supporter Emily has alerted us to Playboy's latest product placement, kids Easter Film 'Hop.' Like many others will do on the school holidays, Emily had taken her child to see the film.
The ACT Government is holding an inquiry into prostitution in the Territory. Collective Shout has made a submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety. Here it is:
Collective Shout submission in response to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety review of the operation of the Prostitution Act 1992Read more
As published in the Herald Sun
A GIANT advertisement for a striptease school has been banned, five years after it began providing eye candy for passing drivers.
In a reflection of changing community attitudes, the image of a bikini-clad woman stretched along a bus has been found by the Advertising Standards Bureau to be sexually suggestive.
The global brand of the sex industry on your bed sheets
This is the new Playboy 'Mansion' Collection now available at Adairs. A friend received the promotion via email and forwarded it to us.Read more
Learn Italian, play skirmish, do gymnastics, get some porn
Following on from Ryl Harrison's article challenging Makita's sexist advertising which featured some great examples of letter writing, we thought you might like to read this letter which Rose has sent to her local newspaper.
Local newspapers increasingly have this odd mix of family and community stories alongside invitations to visit the local brothel or sex shop. Rose decided it was worth speaking up about. On'ya Rose! We look forward to hearing their response.Read more