RINJ - Rape is No Joke
RINJ Foundation Says Shock Jocks Promoting Sexual Violence Against Women Should Be Charged


Toronto, Canada - December 3, 2011 - RINJ Campaign has responded to members and colleagues in Australia who are exposed to broadcasters who favour rape of children and violence toward women as 'ratings boosters'. RINJ Foundation activists will coordinate with other organizers a boycott of advertiser's products until the network in Australia sets a good example by dealing correctly with air time hosts who broadcast hatred and violence.

RINJ will join other groups to seek sanctions against the Southern Cross Austereo network from its broadcast licensing authority, the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

On the Eve of White Ribbon Day, part of Australia's campaign to stop violence against women, the country was shocked when a  quasi-syndicated air host at Southern Cross Austereo's Sydney, Australia FM station launched into a series of personal attacks against a popular Australian journalist about her breast size, calling her a  "piece of s---" and threatening to "Watch your mouth girl, or I will hunt you down." (Read more.)

RINJ Foundation supporters complained Friday in emails and one poster on the RINJ Facebook page noted, "when I listened to an old video of this "Kyle and Jackie O" rape-joke tag-team exploit the rape of a 12 year old by strapping her into a chair and polygraphing her at age 14 (apparently) about a rape that happened to her at 12 ... I shed a tear for my little sister. Do you think you can try and do something about this horrible situation where a radio network is exploiting rape and mistreatment of women and children for shock-jock-ratings and advertising money"

"It seems sad that this may be  indicative of a sliding culture in Australia similar to the decline in the USA" responded Micheal O'Brien, co-founder and spokesperson for RINJ dot Org.

"In the past two years", said Mr. O'Brien,  "Vile Kyle Sandiland, a person holding out to be a broadcaster without notable talent or eloquence, has come to rely on extremely offensive attacks on women and children to gain notoriety and ratings. He has proven himself a propagator of hate-speak against women and to be a rable-rousing muck raker who exploits the rape of 12-year-old children to gain ratings.

"Tacky 'free speech' is one thing but when a wannabe-broadcaster misuses his microphone at Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney Australia or anywhere for that matter, to wilfully bring harm to people, he and the network's principals should be charged and brought before their peers sitting as jurists in a criminal court."

RINJ Foundation is an international organization headquartered in Toronto and founded by persons in Canada, Britain and Australia.

RINJ seeks removal of media content condoning sexual assault and rape. Allowing this content on social networking sites and in other media further normalises a rape culture and the high instance of sexual violence in global society.
1) RINJ reports all inappropriate content to the public, advertisers and law enforcement where that seems appropriate. 
2) RINJ reports to advertisers any ads appearing on pro-rape, pro-child-molestation media content, web pages and social network groups. 
3) RINJ promotes a global boycott of advertisers and their products advertised on pro-rape content in any media.