Stop Selling products promoting Drunken Sexual Violence
  • Petitioned City beach

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City beach
Complaints Department
Advertising Standards Bureau
City Beach
City Beach

Stop Selling products promoting Drunken Sexual Violence

    1. J swilks
    2. Petition by

      J swilks

      Portland, Australia

As well as selling porn themed tshirts, City Beach also sell products that promote and glorify drunken sexual violence. The tshirt 'Drink F@#! Fight' by designer brand 187 Inc is a frequent feature in City Beach, and is also featured on wallets and stubby holders. These products feature a tattooed woman in skimpy underwear with a torn crop top exposing most of her breasts, along with the phrase 'drink fck fight' and images of alcohol bottles.

Equally disturbing, is that the term '187' is in fact a slang term for the crime of murder.

"It refers to Section 187 of the California Penal Code, which defines the crime of murder. The number "187" has been used by gangs throughout the United States as a synonym for murder; this usage has been reported as far away as Florida[1], Wisconsin[2] and even the United Kingdom[3]."

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/187_(slang))

 

We have very specific laws in our society against intoxication and abuse, yet 187 and City Beach constantly glorify the notion of drunken sexual violence. This is not an acceptable message to be sending to young men and women.

I am currently searching for a direct email contact for 187 Inc and will add that as soon as possible.

Please sign this petition and share widely with your friends to ask City Beach to stop promoting drunken sexual violence in their stores!

 

 

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    1. Letter sent to the Advertising Standards Bureau

      J swilks
      Petition Organizer

      Today I sent an email to the ASB regarding City Beach promotion of intoxicated violence &breach of alcohol advertising. To read more about the ASB code, see below

      "The Code is designed to ensure that alcohol advertising will be conducted in a manner which neither conflicts with nor detracts from the need for responsibility and moderation in liquor merchandising and consumption, and which does not encourage consumption by underage persons."
      The standards set by the ASB also state that alcoholic advertisments:
      present a mature, balanced and responsible approach to the consumption of alcohol beverages and, accordingly–
      a. i) must not encourage excessive consumption or abuse of alcohol;
      iii) must not promote offensive behaviour, or the excessive consumption, misuse or abuse of alcohol beverages;
      c. i) must not depict the consumption or presence of alcohol beverages as a cause of or contributing to the achievement of personal, business, social, sporting, sexual or other success

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Over 150 signatures in 24 hours!

      J swilks
      Petition Organizer

      Great work everyone! PLEASE continue to share this petition widely, especially with anyone you think might be able to take it to a higher platform. We need a lot more signatures. Also, feel free to make any suggestions for way's that we can make more of an impact with this petition ie. advertising board?

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Cavanagh CANNING VALE, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I've been exposed to this kind of filth since the age of eight - destructive and depressive. Not needed.

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    • Sylvia Fischer AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Does not promote self respect and sex is NOT a tool.I also have 4 daughters.

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    • Chris Smith BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing to support responsible education of and awareness about acceptable behaviour both in public and in the private home. Pornography and sexual violence should not be acceptable or visible to anyone, especially where it profits a group or individuals or where people may be influenced by its message- including retailers aiming their product at youth and young adults

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    • cherie gorrie NORTH BOOVAL, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I just want to let city beach know their allowing rubbish like this is irresponsible.

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    • Pris Wax ROCKHAMPTON, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Doing nothing = consent!

      However you look at this, it's promoting thoughts to actions that violate the rights of others.

      There are plenty of other shops besides City Beach that stock products of higher standards - thankyou for this petition :)

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