City Beach Human Relations Fail
Caitlin Roper who is leading the campaign against City Beach's pornified clothing range received a phone call from City Beach HR, Anita Dorwald. She was the City Beach rep who participated in the conciliation attempt for Caitlin's Human Right's Commission complaint last year. (Read more about that here.)
Caitlin's report on the conversation is as follows:
Ms Dorwald said that if we are going to distribute flyers using their logo, they must be "factually correct" and then proceeded to quote the 'headless, gagged, bruised women' part. (see flyer here)
Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation, a grassroots campaigning movement is calling on Switchfoot to withdraw from a planned live performance at City Beach surf store on Queen Street, Brisbane this Thursday afternoon (23rd February).Read more
In an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Emma Rush and Caroline Norma discuss Witchery's latest ad campaign and the rising global trend of 'corporate paedophilia.'
Signatories to this article include Barbara Biggins, Australian Council on Children and the Media; Dr Joe Tucci, Australian Childhood Foundation; Steve Biddulph, author and family therapist; Dr Ramesh Manocha, Generation Next; Bernadette McMenamin, ChildWise.
Collective Shout WA representative Caitlin Roper has been leading the charge against pornified clothing and products sold in general retail stores.
Caitlin created the facebook page 'Say no to porn t-shirts' and has been keeping track of retailers that sell pornified products via her 'Porn Tees' blog. (Warning: product images)
[UPDATED] But some items still appear on its website. Take Action.
Collective Shout supporters have taken to social media over the festive season, launching a campaign against stationery retailer 'Typo' for selling porn themed products.Read more
In one of the fastest responses to consumer complaints that we’ve seen, Kmart has withdrawn a range of underwear with sexualised slogans and issued an apology assuring customers they will not repeat the same mistake.Read more
Priceline is selling a major sex industry brand - Playboy
A complaint was sent to Priceline which said in part:
(By stocking Playboy) Priceline is not only assisting but is profiting from the proliferation of pornography.
Don't pay for Sexploitation this holiday season
It's that time of year again. The time of year when companies ramp up their advertising in order to compete for your Christmas dollar. There is nowhere you can go without companies placing their product and logo in your face.
Now is the time to recall which companies used sexploitation to sell and promote their products over this past year. You can make a difference by voting with your dollar against sexploitation this holiday season.
Diva is an Australian fashion jewellery retailer popular with young girls.
In September 2011, Diva began stocking Playboy branded jewellery. 'Myxi Matosis' the disgruntled rabbit was one of thousands who spoke out against Diva's collaboration with the porn industry.