Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Basement Jaxx and Robin Thicke criticised by women’s groups citing evidence that music videos feed sexism and racism; call for age ratingsRead more
Schick For Men criticised for using sexual objectification of women to sell razors
Last week Lucy, one of our supporters, alerted us to Schick For Men’s sexist and objectifying new commercial and competition. The commercial depicted a young woman ripping off her t-shirt, urging viewers to ‘click here to see what happens next’. Upon following the link, viewers were directed to a video of the same woman, topless, with various objects obscuring her naked breasts from view.Read more
Take the quiz
Psychologists from Middlesex University and the University of Surrey found that when presented with descriptions of women taken from Lads Mags, and comments about women made by convicted rapists, most people who took part in the study could not distinguish the source of the quotes. Read more
We compiled our own list of quotes taken from Lads Mags such as Zoo, Maxim, FHM and Picture as well as interviews with convicted rapists. Can you tell the difference?
AFL star Lance “Buddy” Franklin still promoting porn t-shirt brand to fans
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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.
The Outdoor Media Association says it won't be back. But what about all the other billboards?
Brisbane residents Pip and Tanya created an online petition calling on the Ad Standards Board to take down a billboard advertising a strip club right outside a school. We wrote about the campaign and thousands signed the petition.Read more
Spectrum Daiquiri Bar in Brisbane has been the target of an online backlash for naming its cocktails "Winey Bitch" and "Red Headed Slut."Read more
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."
Guest post today from Melbourne-based writer Guy Sigley. Guy began his blog The World Tells Me to oppose the profit-driven sexploitation and misogyny that are so widespread in popular culture.
Guy's latest article demonstrates some of the ways men respond when sexploitation is challenged. You can read more from Guy Sigley by visiting his blog, The World Tells me.