Pictures in the press of Kate Moss being all matey with Cooper Hefner following her first shoot for Playboy, signals the end of cool. Lending your name, and body parts, to Playboy is lending them to corporate misogyny.
This week the Evening Standard gave Russian model Katia Elizarova the power to say something extremely damaging – to normalise male violence against women.
It's one month since Reeva Steenkamp was killed by a man who got famous. Coverage of her death has largely made that man more famous. Historically, men who kill women become anti-heroes or legends. I say let's remember Reeva.
BBC2's Toughest Place To Be is one of a handful of things worth turning the TV on for and last night's programme took an A&E nurse form Preston to the murder capital of the world - Juarez in Mexico. Producer director Victoria Bell showed that, despite the constant flow of male victims to the hospital, it's the female victims of the Juarez drug wars who aren't lucky enough to make it to hospital.
Bravo to BBC3 for its documentary, I Never Said Yes, about the rape epidemic in the UK.
The Daily Mail reports that a man called Joe Francis has been in a dispute with Madonna over her choice of track title, which originally had the same name as his company Girls Gone Wild.
Hey, I know, let's stop focusing on rape victims Ken Clarke, and instead, how about we just tell men to stop raping. Rape is rape, end of story. Here's what it takes to be a GOOD RAPE VICTIM.
The sex industry continues its infiltration into kids’ – and all our – lives with a lovely new video from dance act Nero. The video for Guilt portrays a pole dancer performing in a high-end strip club for some johns who, we are to believe, are Japanese businessmen, too.
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 biggest names in hip hop, led by Kanye West, have outgrown pimping women and treating them like sex objects. In his new video, Monster, yet to be officially released, West and his pals prefer their women unconscious, drugged up to the eyeballs or in corpse form.