Collective Shout's Caitlin Roper quoted in 10 DailyRead more
Objecting to the sexualisation of girls is not the same as objecting to sexuality: a response to false claims
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‘Porn is presenting rough sex and anal sex as something normal, and teenage boys are learning from their screens that it often involves violence and humiliation’ – Nikki Gemmell
How encouraging to read the concerns a number of us have been attempting to raise for close on a decade now, in our national broadsheet The Australian.Read more
Collective Shout quoted in 10 Daily article
10 daily forwarded several photographs of Australian Instagram models aged between nine and 15 to Collective Shout. It's a grassroots campaigns movement against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls.
“I searched for a couple of images and found them on porn sites. It’s likely the majority of them are on porn sites and others are in a chat room with inappropriate sexual comments about a primary school aged girl,” campaigns manager Caitlin Roper said.
10 daily has viewed and can confirm that these images were shared on a porn site and other chat rooms.
But who should be held accountable for where these pictures are ending up?
Michael Murchie was the man behind the camera for at least one of the child photos Roper found a porn site. He told 10 daily all clothing in his shoots belong to the models.
When questioned about the age-appropriateness of the photos of teen and pre-teen girls such as the images above, Murchie said:
“I never take revealing photos of minors. I merely take the photos requested of me by the clients, their parents."
But Roper doesn't buy it.
“Is that an excuse? If a parent wants to exploit their kids then its OK from a photographer to make money from it?”
Girls and women's advocate Roper said modelling decision being made by parents could be damaging to their children in years to come.
Do they not understand the implications for their child or do they not care? Is it about fame ahead of their child’s rights and safety?”
"Pornography is now the main sex educator for young people"Read more
A Queensland man found with 14 hours of video and over 500 images of child exploitation material has received an 18 month suspended sentence. Christopher Edward Hunt had become desensitised to violent porn and had been collecting images and videos of children being tortured and engaging in sex acts with animals.
The 31 year old lived with his parents and after police raided his house he admitted to possessing child exploitation material and sexually abusing the family's Staffordshire terrier.Read more
SONY has blocked the Western release of an 'adult role-playing game' that saw the player undress schoolgirls and fondle their breasts while on a quest for the holy grail.Read more
This week Collective Shout ambassador, Kerryn Baird, spoke to Andrew West on radio regarding her concerns about the pornified culture that young people have to navigate.
Girls as young as six years old want to be sexy because of the pornified imagery they are bombarded by in their daily life.
Kerryn is concerned for her own three children and says communities, government and corporates are all responsible.
Click below to listen.