Cross'em off your Christmas list
Jingle bells, Christmas is here. Well, it was here around October according to most retailers! But that’s another blog entirely. So it’s time for you to fill the Christmas stocking, Christmas hamper or car boot with goodies again.Read more
T-shirt depicts bound, gagged woman splattered with blood and the words 'Relax, it's Just Sex'
Collective Shout Toowoomba member Mark McErvale recently posted an article on Collective Shout's Facebook page about these shirts - the product of US pornographic magazine 'Hustler' - being sold by a retailer in a Kmart Plaza in Mt Isa.Read more
This article in the Sydney Morning Herald discusses the sexualisation of boys. Some great comments included from Julie Gale of Kids Free 2B Kids, Maggie Hamiltion, author of 'What's happening to our boys' and Lisa Cox, advocate and author of 'Does my Bum look big in this ad?'Read more
This post is contributed by Dannielle Miller, CEO of Enlighten Education, which helps girls develop a sense of power, self-esteem and confidence. See www.enlighteneducation.com for more.
See our review of Dannielle’s critically acclaimed book – The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls.
Dannielle invites us all to join her in contacting Home Hub Hills management about this issue, contact details can be found at the end of the article.
Child experts and advocates say 'Let children be children.'
A number of Collective Shout supporters contacted us about the latest Witchery catalogue, which portrays children in adult styled clothing and poses.
The issue has since hit the media with a number of child advocates speaking out about the catalogue.Read more
Bonds withdraws all 'bra like' products in girls sizes 6 and 8.
We are delighted to have received this media release from Bonds this afternoon in response to our campaign.Read more
Do six year olds need a bra?
Check out this snapshot from the latest K-Mart catalogue.
The caption reads 'Bonds girls wideband bralette, sizes 6-14.'Read more
Still 'strut', 'flirt' and have a 'passion for fashion'
Melinda Tankard Reist appeared on Channel 7's Morning show today, talking about Bratz dolls being relaunched with a reported 'slightly more demure' look, as reported in the LA times.
The outfits are less sexy, the makeup and hair a bit more demure and the heels not as sky-high, but the saucy Bratz dolls are strutting their way back onto toy shelves.Read more
Local Collective Shout group takes action [UPDATED]
Members of the Collective Shout Group in Toowoomba have been actively opposing sexualised clothing items currently stocked in their local Roger David and City Beach stores.Read more
Masquerading as 'music videos'
Kylie Minogues former producer Mike Stock, formerly of Stock Aitken Waterman records which launched Kylie Minogue's career has condemned today's music videos as 'soft core porn.'
"The music industry has gone too far," he said.Read more