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Time For The Footy Show To Enter 2013

By Matt Coughlan Last night the AFL Footy Show put in a commanding ratings performance garnering 1.2 million viewers nationally. But is this a reflection of the quality of the program or rather, as I suspect, a reflection of the hunger...

Artistic shots or pornography?

Artistic shots or pornography?
American Apparel's degrading ads By Nu Tran If the advertising industry has taught us anything, it’s that sex sells. If you purchase the right car, ladies will be chasing you down the street; wear that deodorant, women will...

Distracted by glistening hair and flawless faces

Distracted by glistening hair and flawless faces
www.thefrisky.com By Laurie Rumbold In a moment I will commit social suicide. A couple of weeks ago Geoffrey Barker wrote a piece for The Age that painted female TV journalists as a robotic race of Barbie Doll morons using their pert...

The New Male and Female

The New Male and Female
By Esther Wong  Photo: sourced from wikicommons Masterchef’s advertisement for its fifth season has caused quite a stir since its broadcast. Making international headlines and vicious debate amongst social media sites, this...

Breasts, Twitter, and Poor Brad Pitt

Breasts, Twitter, and Poor Brad Pitt
Image: Wikimedia Commons By Yara Murray-Atfield You would think Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a preventative double mastectomy would be an issue concerning herself, her family, and the field of breast cancer research. You would...

The new defenders of decency

The new defenders of decency
By Vivienne Mah You reap what you sow. It’s a valuable lesson that CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Jeffries, is learning on a daily basis. In a 2006 interview with news site Salon, Mr Jeffries openly declared the brand...

Cooking Up Controversy: Why Sexism Has No Place In The Kitchen

Cooking Up Controversy: Why Sexism Has No Place In The Kitchen
by Jean Suyat This isn't the 1950s. Credit: x-ray delta one, Creative Commons The pastel-pink clad women gracefully strut across the kitchen, carrying plates of brightly frosted cupcakes and iced with a cheeky smile over their...

Barker imagines a world without commercialism

Barker imagines a world without commercialism
By Samantha Winnicki Would Barker be taken more or less seriously as a blonde, perky woman? Source: 2Stef27 (via Flickr) and 3AW Imagine Geoffrey Barker was a woman. No, really, have a go. Imagine he was blonde and had “pert and...

Babies, bathwater and Barker

Babies, bathwater and Barker
By Christopher Best Geoffrey Barker, photo from 3aw So, let’s say you’re angry at what you see as the downward spiral of commercial news. You want to argue that it’s now a non-stop cavalcade of primped and preened...

Media and Social Responsibility

Media and Social Responsibility
Image of ABC News Footage By Branka Milovic The meaning of media and journalism as the fourth estate has evolved with the times but has it grown into an ugly monster? When it comes to being socially responsible about what is published,...