Archive for the “Male Violence” category

Danny Dyer helps us join the dots between porn culture and male sexual violence

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

The ‘slag’ double standard

by Rachel Bell on October 16, 2009

Passed this lovely sign outside a restuarant in Old Street: El Paso – the slag of Shoreditch!!! A bit rough, but you still would… come inside! Oh the wit. Is a hilarious young man from Nuts magazine working behind the (…)

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That joke isn’t funny anymore

by Rachel Bell on November 4, 2008

Sexual bullying in schools is so rife it is hardly noticed. Why, asks Rachel Bell, is it not taken seriously?

I was seen as an object, not a person

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.

‘I’m no sad victim, I’ve seen and survived the darkest side of life’

by Rachel Bell on March 10, 2008

A groundbreaking new scheme is helping women who’ve experienced sexual violence by pairing them up with a volunteer with similar experiences. Rachel Bell finds out how the Amina scheme isn’t just giving women a chance to get their power back, it’s turning their perceived ‘victim’ status on its head.

What models never talk about

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

Sexualisation damages boys as well as girls

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.

University challenge

by Rachel Bell on February 9, 2007

With the sex industry now targeting students, more and more young women are taking a stand against lads’ mags and lap-dancing clubs. Rachel Bell reports.

Love in the time of phone porn

by Rachel Bell on January 30, 2007

With sex education failing to teach young people about relationships, pornography – on mobiles, online and in magazines – is increasingly filling the gap. Rachel Bell reports.

Students move into pole position

by Rachel Bell on January 8, 2007

While many students embrace raunch culture, a growing number are refusing to accept sexism on campus says Rachel Bell.