Posts Tagged “feminist activism”
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 December 21, 2010
With the Pink Stinks campaign calling for positive role models for girls and Mumsnet’s Let Girls Be Girls campaign demanding an end to products that sexualize children, awareness of damaging and limiting stereotypes is reaching parents way beyond feminist circles. Group Blogs such as mothersforwomenslib.com are bringing feminism and parenting together while this year’s Feminism in London conference saw a Feminist Parenting workshop, How To Break The Stereotypes at Home for the first time, as well as a workshop for teenagers, Dealing with Pressure, inviting 12-18 year olds to voice their feelings around media imagery. So why the need now? And what do these parents want to do differently?
by Rachel Bell on September 15, 2010
While the taxpayer is paying £12 million for the woman and gay hating Pope to visit Britain tomorrow, the government have announced more cuts directed at women. This time, it’s the women who men have raped. A major review of the way the police handle rape cases has been dropped.
by Rachel Bell on September 2, 2010
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.
by Rachel Bell on May 5, 2010
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
by Rachel Bell on January 2, 2008
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
by Rachel Bell on January 28, 2006
Rachel Bell reports on November’s hugely successful Reclaim the Night March in London, and some of the marchers explain their reasons for taking part.