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Media is everywhere. Increasingly children are directly targeted and marketed to by media and advertising who are projecting images that are age inappropriate. The sexualisation of children by the media can be seen in adult style clothing for young girls, sexual references on clothing for boys and girls, music videos, billboards and magazines. Melinda Tankard [...]

10 minute activist: hits the Target and gets a bulls eye

  The power of one. For anyone who ever doubted the power of one voice and social media they only need look at the effect Gretta Hawkhead from Port Macquarie has had by posting a comment on the Facebook page of department store Target. This ‘accidental activist’ was not expecting such a huge positive response [...]

Sexting in the USA- New Survey Results

 The Crimes Against Children Research Center conducted two national surveys to develop a better understanding of sexting. The Third Youth Internet Safety Survey was a telephone survey done in 2010 with national sample of 1560 youth Internet users aged  10–17 years and their parents.  Almost 10% of youth (mostly girls aged 16–17 years) said they had "appeared [...]

Youth Film Competition: Get Ya Head Right 2012

“Get Ya Head Right 2012”  The Young People's Film Competition About Mental Health and Wellbeing. We invite you to participate in this new and unique event aimed at harnessing the natural talent of Australia’s young people to assist in maintaining the mental health and wellbeing of their peers. This is a great opportunity for young [...]

Porn: naughty or nice?

It‘s a hot debate. There are those like Fiona Pattern, the convener of the Australian Sex Party, who says “like sex, porn is a fact of life we should get used to” and then there are the anti porn campaigners like Dr Abigail Bray* who says “Porn is not a right, it is destructive to [...]

Book launch: Big Porn Inc

This important book launch firmly puts porn in its place and through a series of essays, documents the proliferation and normalization of pornography, the way it has become a global industry and its violence towards and degradation of women. Big Porn Inc is an exposé of the hidden realities of the global industry that promotes [...]

Diva: no place for Playboy

Over 2,000 people have signed an online petition urging Diva to remove their Playboy products from sale. Diva is an Australian fashion jewellery retailer that caters to the fashion tastes of young girls. It sells Disney brands such as Winnie the Pooh charm bracelets, Disney Princess pendants and Cute Cupcakes Best Friends necklaces. However in [...]

A win against viewing Gisele Bundchen as a sex object

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Picture: AFP Source: AFP In a country that gave its name to the Brazilian wax it is unusual to find the government standing up for women’s rights. However, Brazil’s Ministry for Women has requested that a TV ad featuring Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen, be banned from airing because it typecasts women [...]

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Consumer pressure forces Topman to pull T-shirts endorsing domestic violence

  Picture: Topman Source:   British clothing line Topman Design has taken two T-shirts out of production following a public outcry that claims they endorse and promote domestic abuse and sexism. Consumers condemned one of the T-shirts for showing a list of excuses that could be used as justification for hitting women. Buyers said [...]

The Power of One: Say No to Porn T Shirts

We have all seen them; the 'Porn T Shirts’ that depict semi naked women and equally offensive slogans. The men who wear them seem oblivious to the fact that they are not only offensive but also objectify women. So what can be done about them? We have the technology and today that gives everyone a [...]

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