An Australian stationery company has been blasted for promoting a series of porn-themed products in its back-to-school sale.
Typo’s product line includes a travel mug that says “Porn is my saviour” and an iPhone cover featuring a naked woman sitting provocatively in a cross-legged pose with the word “dirty” above her.
A notebook featuring a topless woman pouting in front of a bullseye is also for sale, while another appears to be trying to emulate the front of a porn magazine. The words “entertainment for men” appear over a photo of a naked woman.
Anti-child exploitation group Collective Shout spokeswoman Melissa Tankard-Reist said parents should boycott Typo and companies like City Beach, which sells a pencil case featuring topless women.
“This all seems to be part of a theme where pornography has invaded the back-to-school sale,” she said. “A notebook with a topless woman in front is glamourising violence against women.
“To promote pornographic violence against women is bad enough, but to promote it as part of a back-to-school sale and to suggest porn and violence are appropriate for the classroom is disgraceful.”
Teacher Josephine Harris said many of her year 7 and 8 students had Typo stationery.
“That they are marketing porn to students this age is abhorrent,” she said.