Posts Tagged “feminist activism”

Are women human yet? Afraid not ladies, the Playboy bunny is back.

by Rachel Bell on March 24, 2011

While Hooters have brought their tacky ‘family friendly’ sexism to Bristol, this May sees undead misogynist Hugh Hefner opening his ‘exclusive’ Playboy club in London’s Mayfair once again

Equality begins at home: bringing feminism and parenting together

by Rachel Bell on December 21, 2010

With the Pink Stinks campaign calling for positive role models for girls and Mumsnet’s Let Girls Be Girls campaign demanding an end to products that sexualize children, awareness of damaging and limiting stereotypes is reaching parents way beyond feminist circles. Group Blogs such as mothersforwomenslib.com are bringing feminism and parenting together while this year’s Feminism in London conference saw a Feminist Parenting workshop, How To Break The Stereotypes at Home for the first time, as well as a workshop for teenagers, Dealing with Pressure, inviting 12-18 year olds to voice their feelings around media imagery. So why the need now? And what do these parents want to do differently?

Rapists can carry on as normal says Government

by Rachel Bell on September 15, 2010

While the taxpayer is paying £12 million for the woman and gay hating Pope to visit Britain tomorrow, the government have announced more cuts directed at women. This time, it’s the women who men have raped. A major review of the way the police handle rape cases has been dropped.

Beauty is not a contest

by Rachel Bell on September 2, 2010

The resurgence of beauty pageants is not harmless fun argues Rachel Bell, nevermind ‘empowering’, but part of the wider culture of objectification that underpins women’s lesser status.

Danny Dyer helps us join the dots between porn culture and male sexual violence

by Rachel Bell on May 5, 2010

With the furore over Danny Dyer and Zoo, Rachel Bell reminds us how lad mags feed gender violence and pulls apart the usual lad mag defenses

What models never talk about

by Rachel Bell on January 2, 2008

While the media focuses on the size zero debate, Rachel Bell talks to a former model and finds that rape and sexual harassment are as real a threat to models as death by eating disorder

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.