Remove the pornographic advertising from your window displays in family shopping centres!
Please take down your pornographic materials from your display
windows in family shopping area's and keep your sex toys out of view of children. The blatant sexual objectification of women is damaging to women and children on many levels. Studies have shown that this type of media advertising contributes greatly to
violence against women as well as promoting false ideals to boys and men. The fact that this advertising is directly in front of my local food hall where families dine is horrifying to say the least.
This article showing the
results of a 10 year study may help you in gaining a better understanding of the damage and sufferring communities have to deal with via sexually objectifying women.
Geert Wilders, the far-right politician who was acquitted five years ago of making anti-Islam remarks, goes on trial again on Friday for allegedly inciting hatred against the Dutch Moroccan minority.
State prosecutors say Wilders asked a crowd of
supporters in March 2014 whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, triggering the chant Fewer! Fewer! Fewer! , to which a smiling Wilders responded: We'll take care of that.
It seems a bit of weak case, with for
example, many in Germany calling for fewer Syrians without this suggesting anything threatening or hateful to Syrians. But of course there is probably more to the case than the headlines report.
Family First NZ launched a campaign two weeks ago whingeing at Wicked Campersfor supposedly offensive advertisements and messages on their vehicles.
Family First NZ welcomed comments by National MP Dr Shane Reti in Parliament when he said:
New Zealanders from all over the country are writing to Associate Minister for Tourism, the Hon Paula Bennett, and to me complaining about the filthy signage on Australian campervan firm Wicked Campers. The Minister and I
have spoken and to Wicked Campers I say this: Your offensive signage is unacceptable. Your disgusting degrading of women and children is unacceptable. Your signage is an affront to public decency and no parent including me should have to explain it to
their children. High-quality tourism is what this Government and what New Zealanders are investing in. So Wicked Campers-respect New Zealand's advertising standards or go home, because New Zealanders deserve better than your garbage.
Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ spouted:
Many families have been offended by the offensive signs on Wicked Campers that travel around NZ but have felt powerless to stop them. This campaign will focus on complaints being made to the local Council that the
signage breaches the signage bylaws in that area.
The Advertising Standards Authority has made 13 rulings against Wicked Campers, and has expressed disappointment at its refusal to respect the principles of self-regulation. Police
expressed concerns about a Wicked rental van that depicts Snow White smoking a crack pipe and tells people to enjoy the class A drug.
We would argue that any public advertising should be G-rated and suitable for children to view.
It is vital that families continue to speak up rather than accept offensive material and the sexualisation of girls and women in the media and on billboards and vehicles.