Human rights group, Object, are among those calling for a review of the 2003 Licensing Act, which has allowed strip and lapdancing clubs to be licensed in the same way as a pub or café. Rachel Bell talks to a former lap-dancer about her experience, and why she supports a change in the law.
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
It's official: sexualisation harms girls. Of course it does. It harms all of us. It doesn't just make girls ill, it harms boys too, teaching them to be sexually violent.
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.
MP Claire Curtis-Thomas calls for media regulation to end the normalisation of porn in our newsagents.
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.
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.