for a world free of sexploitation
I was introduced to an iPhone app yesterday that involves you taking a picture of someone before manipulating it. Sounded like a bit of fun until I realised that the tutorial for the app is of a young woman shown waist up wearing only a bikini top with the tutorial showing you how you can enlarge her breasts. I am told that this app is available free for download and I was disturbed by the possibility for bullying and exploitation it could create for image conscious teenagers and tweens.
I just received a phone call from Diva management around an email I sent regarding my discontent there Play Boy range. There comment was they are now marketing to an older audience, and that the Play Boy magazine and the Play boy range they stock are 2 completely separate things. I asked for the email of senior management and was told my concerns had already been taken there. Very unsatisfied!
I wish to add some hope to all the good work being done by Collective Shout to highlight the issues of women being objectified in the media.
There are three organisations working at the grassroot level to bring about change in how young people learn about sex, relationships and personal identity. These are among many more in Australia and around the world.
There is a Brisbane based organisation called Real Talk. They run sessions in schools teaching students about the above…
Added by Patrick Walters on June 6, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments