The petition calling on ZOO magazine to apologise and scrap its 'hottest asylum seeker competition' accumulated over 6000 signatures. Change.org sent out the following email to petition supporters today. Thanks to all who signed and shared the petition. You can read the original article here.
“ZOO Weekly regrets any offence caused to any of our readers, and to any asylum seeker or refugee and their families and supporters. We apologise for being insensitive.” -- Tim Keen, editor of Zoo WeeklyRead more
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Last month Telstra was exposed for supplying pornography through its BigPond website over video capable mobile phones. Just a few clicks away from 'Go Diego Go' and Telstra's 'women at work' page dedicated to women's equality in the workplace, users could purchase porn videos such as 'Dirty Housewives' and 'Hot Asians Get Wet.'Read more
And "Naughty Nicole" takes out prize for most popular entry with anti-sexism message
The Mossimo Peepshow ad campaign concluded last Monday (12th March) when it was announced that "Naughty Nicole" had won the competition with her entry - an image of herself holding a sign saying "Mossimo Peepshow = sexist rubbish."Read more
UPDATE "Naughty Nicole" wins Mossimo's Peepshow competition with her entry, "Mossimo Peepshow = sexist rubbish" Read more below.
A supporter has alerted us to this shop front window display for a Mossimo store.
The promotion is called 'Peepshow.' Through the use of 'peephole' imagery and words like 'strip' on their signage, the promotion makes clear reference to the sex industry and voyeurism.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In one of the fastest responses to consumer complaints that we’ve seen, Kmart has withdrawn a range of underwear with sexualised slogans and issued an apology assuring customers they will not repeat the same mistake.Read more
Unilever complains Collective Shout encouraged complaints
The Advertising Standards Board have upheld complaints against Lynx's sexist 'Rules of Rugby' advertisement.
The advertisement was supposedly created to educate men about the rules of Rugby Union. It is of course just another excuse for Lynx to objectify women. It would appear that objectification is Lynx's one and only marketing strategy. We've written about this before.
Film depicting extreme sexual violence now banned in Australia
Some time ago we received an email from a member of the community concerning the screening of 'A Serbian Film' at an underground Melbourne Film Festival.
This person expressed concern that a film depicting extreme sexual violence and child rape would be allowed to screen in Australia and wondered if there was anything we could do.
Collective Shout speaks out against billboards depicting violence against women and gets results
Collective Shout supporter Patrice had posted a message about this billboard on our community page. We followed that up with a blog post encouraging other supporters to take action by writing to the Advertising Standards Board. The Advertising Standards Board have upheld complaints against Calvin Klein billboards in Sydney and Melbourne. Thanks to all who made their voices heard on this issue. As reported by the Herald Sun:Read more
Just one week after Melinda Tankard Reist wrote about Woolworths promoting the Lynx Lodge, Woolworths has agreed to withdraw from the Lynx Lodge promotion. Lynx was holding a competition with Woolworths, where a winner will be the first to stay at the Lodge with seven friends. Collective Shout supporter Jade posted Woolworths response to the letter she sent them about the Lynx Lodge.Read more