Why else do I bother with all this feminist stuff? Because I want every 18-year-old girl heading off to university to have lots of hot, uninhibited sex too, if that is what she fancies. She will have her sexual adventures with young men who understand that she is a human, and if she has not given her consent to sex, it means she does not want to be raped.
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.
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.
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.