"Other young women in my work force will no longer have to put up with selling a magazine that promotes rape culture"
A petition calling on supermarkets Coles and Woolworths to stop selling 'lads mag' Zoo Weekly has resulted in Coles agreeing to discontinue the misogynistic, all-ages porn mag.Read more
Wicked press release makes a joke of violence against womenRead more
It has been reported that pop artist Redfoo has been removed from the judging panel of the X Factor.
It seems X-Factor Australia has finally got the message we find RedFoo annoying 'cause he's talking, with reports he's been officially dumped from the judging panel for 2015.
News Ltd is reporting the pop artist who released the most sexist and offensive song of 2014 was "the obvious one to go", according to Channel 7 'insiders'.
Whether the song itself was the decisive factor is unknown, but with lyrical content implying young women are sluts and shouting at them to "Shut The F**k Up" for resisting aggressive advances, it can't have helped his case. Read more.
Collective Shout's Jas Swilks had started a petition calling for the X Factor and Channel 7 to not rehire Redfoo in 2015 following the release of the song "Literally I can't."
In the video, a group of sorority girls are harassed and verbally assaulted when they refuse to drink or engage in certain activities such as ''girl on girl''. The young women are depicted as killjoys and 'annoying' for not complying with the wishes of the male party goers.
When the women repeatedly make clear that they don't want to have sex or drink, they are surrounded by a group of rowdy men who shout in their faces: 'Shut the fk up''. One woman is pushed unwillingly onto the ground while Red Foo films for the porn site ''Redtube''.
Jas argued that Redfoos misogynist and degrading portrayal of women in performances and video clips makes him unsuitable to mentor young contestants on the X factor.
The petition received widespread support with many speaking out using the hashtag #literallyicant. Jas was interviewed by news.com.au and the petition, which gathered almost 25,000 signatures, was mentioned by by various media outlets both nationally and overseas.
Despite Channel 7 and The X Factor's silence, men and women around the world have raised their voices making a strong statement that misogyny and sexism will not be tolerated.
It has been reported that the Australian Government has denied a visa to millionaire boxer and convicted domestic violence offender Floyd Mayweather. A petition started by Angela Burrows, a crisis worker with a domestic violence service and Collective Shout's Townsville representative had amassed over 46,000 signatures when the announcement was made today.Read more
It’s been a massive year of campaigning at Collective Shout this year- perhaps our best yet!Read more
Update from Nicole:
4 Dec 2014 — Great news – we've won! Target (and breaking news: Kmart now too!) have pulled Grand Theft Auto 5 from shelves across the country in response to our 40,000-strong change.org petition.
Here's the response from Target Australia: https://www.change.org/p/target-withdraw-grand-theft-auto-5-this-sickening-game-encourages-players-to-commit-sexual-violence-and-kill-women/responses/25511
The petition win is all over the media right now: on ABC News, news.com.au, Sunrise, Guardian Australia, Herald Sun, even reaching international outlets like AP, Forbes, UK's Telegraph newspaper and others!
This is a huge win. For years, games like Grand Theft Auto have got away with this in-game misogyny and sexual violence.
It's games like this that normalise rape and sexual violence. You've helped send a message to family retailers and brands that their consumers have had enough, and they've started listening.
We're now asking outlets like Big W and Woolworths whether they're going to stand up against Grand Theft Auto's violence against women as well.
Thank you again. All 40,000+ of you!