Archive for the “Published” category

Love in the time of phone porn

by Rachel Bell on January 30, 2007

With sex education failing to teach young people about relationships, pornography – on mobiles, online and in magazines – is increasingly filling the gap. Rachel Bell reports.

Students move into pole position

by Rachel Bell on January 8, 2007

While many students embrace raunch culture, a growing number are refusing to accept sexism on campus says Rachel Bell.

Objecting to lads’ mags

by Rachel Bell on October 1, 2006

The so-called lads’ mags that have sprung up over the past few years aren’t only sexually explicit, they are contemptuous of women and therefore harmful argues Rachel Bell. But reactions to MP Claire Curtis Thomas’ bill to have them classed as pornography and put on the top shelf have been frustratingly predicatable. She calls for more understanding of the movement and women’s voices behind the MP.

Caution: Men at work

by Rachel Bell on April 28, 2006

Women shouldn’t put up with porn at work, says Rachel Bell, after watching C4’s Dispatches.

Porn creep in the corner shop

by Rachel Bell on March 29, 2006

MP Claire Curtis-Thomas calls for media regulation to end the normalisation of porn in our newsagents.

Action Man

by Rachel Bell on March 1, 2006

One man taking violence against women out of the realm of ‘women’s issues’ and giving young boys and men a positive role model is Damian Carnell, from Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum (NDVF). Rachel Bell meets him and gets a male perspective on male violence.

Challenging the ‘Sex Sells’ Cliché

by Rachel Bell on February 12, 2006

Everywhere you turn these days there are sexualised images of women’s bodies as porn becomes more and more mainstream. Rachel Bell investigates the growing protest movement against the normalisation of porn in everyday life.

Women Unite, Reclaim the Night!

by Rachel Bell on January 28, 2006

Rachel Bell reports on November’s hugely successful Reclaim the Night March in London, and some of the marchers explain their reasons for taking part.

First Born

by Rachel Bell on December 1, 2005

The 30-year-olds of today are the first women to have enjoyed equality legislation all their lives. Are these women aware how women’s working lives have changed? Do they feel discriminated against? Rachel Bell asks five women born in 1975, working in jobs where inequality is camouflaged

Talking to Page 3 models

by Rachel Bell on November 15, 2005

On the 35th anniversary of Page 3, I suggested the Guardian Women’s page cover the story, with the view to asking why is a newspaper still getting away with representing women in this way, and rarely any other way? I interviewed former Page 3 models and asked MP Clare Short to write about her experience trying to outlaw Page 3.