Not For Sale Media Project
The Not For Sale Media Project is a mobilization of feminist media makers and grassroots activists that are creatively challenging the mass media's normalization of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sexual abuse through the creation and distribution of alternative media. We are creating alternative forms of media that encourage individuals and communities to think more critically about the buying and selling of women's bodies; the commodification of sex and sexuality; impacts on individuals and groups of people; and alternative visions of sex and sexuality free of power abuse, violence, and hierarchy.
The Not For Sale Media Project is currently embarking on the creation of posters that raise awareness on issues of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. The posters are 8.5" x 14" or 11" x 17" in size and are being utilized for public and community education. View some of the posters below. We encourage you to download, print, and circulate them in your own community.
Join our efforts! You do not have to be an artist or graphic designer to take part in the Not For Sale Media Project. The only requirement is that you have a commitment to raising public awareness about the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. For those interested, design and create a 8.5"X 14" or 11"x17" poster that educates the public on the realities and harms of prostitution, pornography, and/or trafficking. If you have an idea but don't know how to turn it into a finished poster, we can help out. Share your posters and ideas with us at email@example.com or via mail at PO Box 674, Northampton, MA 01061, USA.
Poster 1: Got humanity?
Poster 2: What Message are We Sending Girls?
Poster 3: Men's Choices
Poster 4: Help Wanted
Poster 5: Sex Objects
Poster 6: Valley Advocate: Drop Your Massage & Escort Ads
This poster was created to put pressure on a local free weekly paper to remove their 'massage/escort' ads which are often linked to prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation. The poster can be utilized to put similar pressure on local papers in other communities.
Poster 7: Real Economic Choices
Poster 8: Youth and Pornography 1
Poster 9: Youth and Pornography 2
Poster 10: Youth and Prostitution
Poster 11: Warning -- The Media is Hazardous to Your Children's Health
Poster 12: Whatever Its Legal Status, Prostitution Causes Great Harm 1
Poster 13: Whatever Its Legal Status, Prostitution Causes Great Harm 2
Poster 14: Whatever Its Legal Status, Prostitution Causes Great Harm 3
Poster 15: I Don't Feel Pain
Demand Change! Campaign Posters
The two posters below have been created by two UK based groups, EAVES and OBJECT. They have initiated a joint-campaign called Demand Change! which aims to promote an increased understanding of the myths and realities surrounding prostitution and calls for prostitution to be seen and widely understood as a form of violence against women.
They are currently urging their Government to adopt the Nordic model which tackles demand for prostitution by decriminalizing those who sell sexual acts whilst criminalizing those who purchase them (as adopted by Sweden, Norway and Iceland) - as well as providing adequate resources to help people exit prostitution. Get involved by clicking here.
Demand Change 1
Demand Change 2
Stripping the Illusion Campaign Posters
OBJECT is a human rights organization based in the UK which challenges the sexual objectification of women in the media and popular culture. One of their current efforts is the Stripping the Illusion Campaign which challenges the normalization and mainstreaming of lap dancing. Check out their educational posters/media for the campaign below.
Learn more about the campaign and get involved by clicking here.