Diva Stores

Collective Shout delivered a 135 page change.org petition containing 6000 signatures in Diva stores recently across Australia. The petition called for Diva to stop selling Playboy products to children. For more: http://melindatankardreist.com/2011/10/collective-shout-activists-tell-diva-to-bin-the-bunny/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MelindaTankardReist+%28Melinda+Tankard+Reist%29

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POSTED 10 Nov 2011
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Playboy Diva

Collective Shout writes that Diva, the jewellery and accessories store popular with teenage girls, is now selling Playboy branded jewellery. “‘Playboy’ is not just a ‘cute bunny’, but represents the global brand of the pornography industry.” Collective Shout writes.

Action: Collective Shout is asking people to boycott Diva and to sign a petition calling on Diva to remove the Playboy items from sale.

For petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/wwwdivanetau-remove-all-playboy-products-from-sale

For more: http://melindatankardreist.com/2011/09/diva-pimps-playboy-to-girls-collective-shout-calls-for-boycott/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MelindaTankardReist+%28Melinda+Tankard+Reist%29

Or: http://collectiveshout.org/

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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Internet Pornography

Vol 2 of the WA Jurist includes an article written by Michelle Evans titled: “Australia’s Failure to Address the Harms of Internet Pornography.” See: this link [pdf]

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POSTED 21 Sep 2011

Pornography Business

A new book has been released by Melinda Tankard Reist called Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry. Melinda Tankard Reist says of the book: “It documents the proliferation and normalisation of pornography, the way it has become a global industry.” The book will be launched in Perth on Thursday 22 September, 1pm at Parliament House. It will be launched by Minister for Mental Health Helen Morton, Kate Doust and Nick Goiran. To RSVP email Jasmine Piipponen jasmine.piipponen@mp.wa.gov.au or call 9398 3800.

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POSTED 21 Sep 2011

Porn DVDs

The Weekend West, pg 11 (June 18-19) “Porn DVDs ‘low priority’ for police’, reports that illegal X-rated pornography is being sold in WA porn shops. Despite being told of the DVDs, police are ignoring the illegal trade. For story: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/9663080/porn-dvds-low-priority-for-police/

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POSTED 27 Jun 2011
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Hobart Shock Art

Art works blending religious imagery with hard-core pornography are on display in Hobart until mid December, according to an article my Matt Smith, “Shock art to ‘alter’ mindset, Nov 17, 2010.

For article: http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2010/11/17/186641_tasmania-news.html

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POSTED 4 Dec 2010
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Say No 4 Kids

In October, a total of 18,889 petition signatures were delivered in a Say No 4 Kids meeting with Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor. Say No 4 Kids is calling on all major supermarket and service station chains selling Category 1, Unrestricted or other highly sexualised men’s magazines to reflect the growing community concern and lead the way by removing these publications from sale unless they can be relocated away from children.

Action: To sign online petition: http://www.gopetition.com.au/petition/29705.html

To download petition: http://www.sayno4kids.com/blog/?page_id=267

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POSTED 30 Oct 2010
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Pornland

(Warning: graphic terms used in this interview)

Internet pornography is hijacking our sexuality and poisoning relations between males and females, according to Boston Professor and author of Pornland Gail Dines. She was interviewed on the ABC’s Lateline on Oct 6, 2010. For transcript or to watch the interview: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2010/s3031471.htm

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POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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Nile Targeted

The HR Leader reports that a human resource executive working in the NSW Department of Parliamentary Services resigned following her part in an unauthorised audit of staff internet use. Christian Democratic Party leader Fred Nile was singled out by media organisation that implied that he could be viewing pornography, despite journalists being warned by the Parliament’s Upper House President Amanda Fazio not to read too much into the audit. The ABC News, and most other news outlets ran with the Fred Nile angle despite being told that the definition of adult sites used by the audit included normal newspaper sites as they sometimes had links to other sites that could be categorised as adult content.

Fred Nile said that every time someone accesses sites such as news.com.au it is counted as one individual hit on an adult site.

For ABC article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/02/3000349.htm

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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Internet Censorship

The Sunday Times website www.perthnow.com.au is running a poll with the question: Do you agree with the Government’s plan to force Internet Service Providers to censor the internet.

Action: The Australian Christian Lobby asks people to vote YES. As at July 23, 2010 a total of 692 votes were received of which 93 votes (13%) were in favour of internet censoring.

To enter poll: http://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/poll

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POSTED 26 Jul 2010
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