Scrap the Lingerie Football League and support women's sport says 14 year old Texus
We recently shared with you a guest post from the teaching staff of the Southern Teaching Unit in Melbourne. They shared with us about the work they do with students and in particular, their approach to health and media literacy education. Yesterday we published an interview with 14 year old Nova Stewardson, a former student of STU. Today we hear from 14 year old Texus Kent, also a student at STU.Read more
"To call it a sport is just insulting" 14 year old Nova speaks out against Lingerie Football
Yesterday, we shared with you an article written by the Southern Teaching Unit staff in Melbourne. We heard about how their approach to health and media literacy education has not only given students an understanding of the negative impact of narrow, stereotyped representations of women, but has also empowered them to take action.
The students have been campaigning against the Lingerie Football League's introduction to Australia.
The Lingerie Football League - lets not pretend it's about sport
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Mixed messages: AFL talks respect for women but silent on Buddy's sexist tees
Last week we wrote about a tshirt brand, Nena and Pasadena. Nena and Pasadena objectify and degrade women on tshirts and market these items to teenage boys. Collective Shout supporters have been contacting Nena and Pasadena and the retailers that stock the brand. You can read the article and comments including Nena and Pasadena's dismissive responses here.Read more
Zhik sailing and the sexualisation of women in sport
Today a special guest post by Collective Shout supporter Ryl Harrison. Ryl writes about her correspondence with Zhik regarding their depiction of women in sailing gear catalogues. She challenges them not to treat women as sexual decorations, but to recognise women as equal participants in the sport. Read on to see how Ryl went about challenging Zhik and what you can do to help.
Take Action! Bikini track sprint
Speak out against sexist bikini track sprint
There has been a lot of media this week about the Gold Coast Turf club's idea to host a 'bikini race' where up to 150 women are released from horse stalls to compete for a $5000 prize. Contact details for racing Qld at the end of the post.
As reported in The Courier Mail
THE Gold Coast Turf Club will lock bikini-clad women in barrier stalls and run them down the straight, to mirror a horse race, as part of a new novelty event.Read more