"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

i have been lucky enough to be apart of Melinda Tankard Reist's speaking events for the last two weeks. Melinda is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls. Melinda brings up the issues of the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls, she is also working to address violence against women. Melinda is the co-founder of Collective Shout and she is also the author of " Getting Real, and Big Porn Inc" Melinda is a woman who is sick of what our society has labelled as "accepted" she fears for the girls growing up in this world, and how they are too sexy, too soon, and fears for the boys who are being exposed to pornography at such a young age and often they have no choice in the matter. If you also feel uncomfortable walking down the street, going to shopping centres, watching tv, opening up the newspaper, because you are bombarded with image after image of the sexploitation of women and pornographic images, get behind Melinda Tankard Reist and the Collective Shout movement. Because how can you be heard if you remain silent.

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