Collective Shout is a feminist campaign group based in Australia. Its latest post promotes the latest DeepNude app:
A new app called Deepnude.to allows users to turn images of clothed women into nude imaages It follows an earlier app,
Deepnude, which was taken offline last year after the developers faced significant backlash.
Deepnude.to users can transform images of clothed women into nude images for free, [but with obtrusive watermarks proclaiming 'fake'], or
can pay $20 a month to create unlimited nude images. The developers are anonymous, and transactions take place via Bitcoin.
The app is premised on the violation and humiliation of women. Its purpose is to create pornographic
images of non-consenting women.
Similar Deepnudes style novelty apps are available on Apple and Google app stores. Twitter hosts the official Deepnudes.to account, promoting the app: No downloads, no registration, no bullshit.
Your daily fix for #deepnude content! Instagram also hosts accounts dedicated to Deepnudes themed-content, as well as hashtags to assist users in easily finding fake nude images of women.
About two Hundred anti-porn campaigners protested outside Pornhub's headquarters in Montreal on Sunday. They were calling for the platform to be shut down for a supposed role in sex trafficking.
The gathering coincided with International Women's Day.
Among those in attendance was Megan Walker, the executive director of the London Abused Women's Centre, whilst the demonstration was organized by Lalia Mickelwait, director of abolition at Exodus Cry, a group devoted to the abolition of sex
Mickelwait also started an online petition against Pornhub that has about 400,000 signatures.
Lingerie retailer Honey Birdette says it was forced to censor an advert in Australia that would get the green light to be shown in the United States and Britain.
Eloise Monaghan, the founder of the company which started in Brisbane, stripped off for
the photoshoot herself along with her wife Natalie. The two women and a number of other male and female models feature with their chests bared in the photoshoot campaign dubbed fluid.
The models are body-painted in rainbow colours in a nod to the
famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which is being held on February 29.
Monaghan said she could show the ad in her New York and London stores but constant complaints to the advertising watchdog in Australia forced her to censor the poster in her
own country. Monaghan said Australia used to be free-thinking but has recently become stricter which she says is frightening.
The Australian moralist group Collective Shout whinged:
Collective Shout has
campaigned against Honey Birdette's pornified representations of women for close to a decade. Honey Birdette has been found in breach of Ad Standards rulings 31 times since January 2018. Caitlin Roper of Collective Shout said:
from promoting equality, this is an act of rainbow washing for profit. The company claims diversity while featuring flawless bodies and large-breasted women.
The ad has received an outpouring of criticism on Honey Birdette's
Instagram and Facebook page, including for profiting off of Pride and as a blatant attempt to cover up an orgy with a rainbow filter.
Collective Shout has supported a petition launched by Melbourne father of three Kenneth Thor
directed at CEOs of shopping centres which host Honey Birdette's porn-inspired portrayals which has attracted almost 77,000 signatures. Honey Birdette has a counter petition which we have been told by a source close to the company comprises a large
percentage of fake names added by staff.