Return to school special at Melbourne sex shop
Not the sort of things you would usually associate with a sex shop.
The “Love Play” adult store in St Kilda, Melbourne, has no hesitation in associating schooling with pornography. In the minds of its managers, all those girls on the way to school are really sluts. And their teachers are justified in having any sexual interest in them.
This window display is in open view of anyone in the area.
The display further fuels growing interest in the tween porn market, with shirt skirts and mid-riff shirts positioned near the classroom paraphernalia. It promotes the harmful notion that every school girl is a ‘naughty’ schoolgirl.
My friend and colleague Julie Gale, founder of Kids Free 2B Kids, was interviewed on the issue here.
With all the efforts made to ensure safety of children in our community, why is a sex shop allowed to undermine these initiatives for its own profit motives?
And why the silence of the teacher’s unions? Surely the suggestion that children are sexually interesting and sexually available puts teachers at risks as well?
Collective Shout colleague and educator Collett Smart has also blogged on this issue and included some useful details to help you make a complaint.