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Youth retailer City Beach sells clothing, such as t-shirts, with highly sexualized adult images on them. This clothing objectifies and depicts semi-naked women as always willing and available for sex. It undermines equality and respect for women. Some clothing shows women gagged or battered, including a t-shirt with a bruised woman alongside the slogan ‘It’s only illegal if you get caught’.

In addition to clothing with pornographic images, City Beach also stocks porn-themed thongs, caps, drink coolers, wallets, stickers, i-phone covers, pencil cases and air fresheners. Another item sold is a novelty remote control entitled ‘Control Your Woman’, each button with a different command, one of them being ‘blowjob’. ‘Control Your Man’ remotes are not sold. City Beach promotes a culture of sexism to their target demographic of young men.

City Beach sells TITS brand products, a U.S. brand renowned for using well-known porn stars as models for their designs. TITS brand was nominated for an award at the pornography industry’s annual awards ceremony, the 2012 Adult Video News Awards. City Beach sells TITS brand t-shirts, singlets, hoodies, board shorts, underwear, wallets and hats for young men.

Sexual harassment laws prevent unsolicited exposure to sexual material in the workplace. Pornographic material is being imposed on both customers and young employees, who are required to handle and sell such material. In selling items such as pencil cases, young people and teachers in schools could also experience sexual harassment, as was the case last month in WA when a Year 8 student brought a City Beach porn pencil case to school.

City Beach sends a consistent message to their target market of youth that it is normal and acceptable to view women as sexual objects for men’s entertainment, to be valued for their bodies and sexuality, and to treat them accordingly. Let’s send them a message- this behavior is not okay.

For photographic evidence visit:

http://porntees.blogspot.com/search/label/City%20Beach

To find us on facebook visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Say-no-to-porn-t-shirts/163212907070593

Letter to
City Beach City Beach
I just signed the following petition addressed to: City Beach.

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Stop selling porn t-shirts

Marketing pornographic items to young men sends the message that it is normal and acceptable to view women as sexual objects for male entertainment. It contributes to a culture of sexism as it undermines respect and equality for women.

We ask City Beach to immediately remove and discontinue the sale of all clothing and merchandise that include pornographic, sexually objectifying or violent depictions of women.


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Sincerely,