While lad mags were about cowardice, feminism is about great courage in the face of injustice, abuse, suffering and repression.
While our women’s football teams perform better than our men’s, the men’s game is elevated to ridiculous proportions in our culture and its sexism usually permitted to grow unchecked. 'Casual' sexism exists all around us, and should always be challenged, not laughed off.
A new video sees Kate Moss enthusiastically glamourising the sex industry again, this time it’s prostitution. Moss appears to be playing a prostitute showing off her sex parts by lifting up her top and skirt against a dirty concrete wall for a punter sat in his car. The video is based on a fashion shoot by Nick Knight for the December 2010 issue of Italian Vogue. Filmmaker Jamie Harley has edited the video, which has been used by pop artist Evan Voytas for his track, Tomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere.
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.
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
Here's the right answer if you're a man faced with the Page 3 debate at a dinner party. Thank you Damian Carnell. Oh and to have a clue about what your girlfriend thinks, read Clare Short's book, Dear Clare..this is what women feel about Page 3, documenting 1000's of letters Clare recieved from girls and women.
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.
Some of the many letters, printed in The Guardian, responsding to my article, It's porn innit?
What does the Playboy logo mean to you? To WHSmith, it means one of the most popular ranges of stationery ever sold. And it's aimed at children. What's going on, asks Rachel Bell.