For a long time, I have been troubled by the mere presence of TV screens in public areas. It seems that these days every restaurant, cafe and shopping centre virtually adorn their walls with them.
As a mother who has always been restrictive of what my daughter is allowed to view, this can be very disturbing when, for example, you can walk into a café and there’s news footage of the latest bomb attack for my ten-year-old to see. I often question the need for these screens to be there in the first place. Most of the time the volume is turned down, so whatever show is on cannot be properly followed. It is, however, natural for eyes to be drawn to moving imagery – especially the eyes of young children.Read more
"Love you long time" girls jumper pulled from sale. But what else are they selling?Read more
**UPDATE** WIN! Rusty withdraws "Missing Pants" ad campaign
A representative from Rusty made the following statement in an email to one of our staff members:
Thank you for bringing the imagery to our attention. We are deleting the content that relates to Mimi on the bed “Missing Pants” campaign. All online imagery will be down over the next 48 hours and our sales team have been informed not to use that poster in store windows.
"We have a proud culture of supporting women"Read more
[Update] Win! Jeff Allen left the country and his visa was revokedRead more
"How on earth do you think this is acceptable to sell knowing a large percentage of your customers are teens?"Read more
There's a quote we refer to often at Collective Shout headquarters - 'Silence is the language of complicity, speaking out is the language of change" and this week we saw another example of how speaking out can make a difference.
Joyce had been concerned about some sexualised imagery at her local liquor store for a number of years now. Attempts to discuss this with the store manager had fallen on deaf ears. Inspired by the campaigns from Collective Shout she decided to take action.Read more
**UPDATE** Chemist Warehouse have apologised and removed the product from sale. See their statement below.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
This week Zoo Weekly released their last edition ever. We're glad that pornographers will have one less outlet now to push porn to underage boys. See content from inside Zoo mag (warning, graphic).
ABC's Media Watch referenced our campaign, quoting Collective Shout's Laura Pintur.