Archive for the “Culture” category
by Rachel Bell on March 14, 2013
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.
by Rachel Bell on April 7, 2012
ITV brought the sex industry to the kids again last night, with Simon Cowell giving a massive approval to the stripper who performed on Britain’s Got Talent at 8pm, sending the message that stripping is fun for all the family and will get you places.
by Rachel Bell on March 29, 2012
Bravo to BBC3 for its documentary, I Never Said Yes, about the rape epidemic in the UK.
by Rachel Bell on March 16, 2012
In CBeebies, the females appear to be locked indoors. Is the controller on a quest to wipe out the female species from public view? OK, I’m exaggerating, but they’re not there much at all and if they do make an appearance, they are all too often pink and giddy.
by Rachel Bell on May 10, 2011
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.
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
by Rachel Bell on January 30, 2011
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.
by Rachel Bell on January 26, 2011
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.
by Rachel Bell on January 16, 2011
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.