Posts Tagged “Object”
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 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 August 11, 2010
It’s the way in which pop and rap music embrace the porn and sex industries, elevate the pimp and sexualise male violence that makes it pornographic says Rachel Bell. And it’s not girls we need to be worried about, it’s boys.
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 March 19, 2008
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.
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 February 22, 2007
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.
by Rachel Bell on October 1, 2006
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.
by Rachel Bell on March 29, 2006
MP Claire Curtis-Thomas calls for media regulation to end the normalisation of porn in our newsagents.