As reported in the Daily Telegraph:Read more
NSW Police have confirmed they are investigating a sexual assault at a gig where US rapper Tyler, the Creator was performing.
A NSW Police spokesman confirmed it was investigating a sexual assault report made by a woman during a concert at the Enmore Theatre on Thursday night. He said no formal statement had been taken yet.
"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.
'Drunk at the bar' single endorses date rape
*trigger warning for survivors of sexual assault*
A number of Collective Shout supporters have contacted us about Brian McFadden’s new song ‘Drunk at the bar.’ News.com.au reported that many fans of McFaddens music have slammed the song as promoting date rape.
Lyrics from 'Drunk at the bar' include:
I like you just the way you are, drunk as s**t dancing at the bar
I can’t wait to get you home so I can do some damage
Jump in the backseat of my car...I can’t wait to get you home so I can take advantage
McFadden is apparently shocked 'at these ridiculous accusations’ that he would be promoting date rape.Read more
*Trigger warning for survivors of sexual assault* Recently, Patrice blogged on our community page about a Calvin Klein advertisement in Sydney's Kings Cross. Patrice said she has noticed advertisements before that were offensive, but this one motivated her to action. We can see why. A giant billboard overlooking Kings Cross features this image.Read more
An important article appeared in the Sunday Mail about the sexualisation of children. The article details the concerns of child experts and advocates who are seeing an increase in incidents of sexual aggression and assault in children as young as 6 and 7 years old. The 2008 Senate Enquiry is mentioned and the point is made "little if, anything has been done and now things have taken a far more sinister twist."Read more