Collective Shout new recruit Laura Pintur, 23, has her first ever published piece: ‘Why I’m calling on Coles and Woolworths to dump Zoo magazine’ in Daily Life today. As signatures build to close to 10,000, Her campaign is being picked up all over the place. I also did a few radio interviews. This is just a small sample of the media this campaign attracted in the last 48 hours. Coles and Woolworths have not officially responded.
Why I am calling on Coles and Woolworths to ban Zoo Weekly from their shelves
Because of the stories I hear of young girls who are being pressured into sex as young as 12 or 13, the two women a week who die at the hands of their partners or ex partners, and the experiences of too many of my friends who are survivors of sexual abuse, I’ve decided to take a stand against companies that are normalising, encouraging and endorsing the mistreatment of women.
I’m starting with Coles and Woolworths for profiting from selling the sexist ‘men’s lifestyle’ magazine Zoo Weekly.
I’m 23 years-old. This is the first time I’ve taken action against national corporations. But I’ve had enough.
Almost every young woman I know experiences the daily reality of sexually harassing comments, cat-calling, inappropriate touching, comments about their bodies, pressure from boys for sexual images and questions about the sex acts they’re willing to do. We talk about it among ourselves and we all think it’s getting worse.
MTR on ABC and 2GB
Major supermarkets are being criticised for selling @ZOO. MelindaTankardReist says the mag is selling sexism. ABC 702 Sydney - Listen here
Ben Fordham Sydney Live 2GB – Listen here (at 9:20).