Archive for the “Porn as norm” category

It’s not just our thickest millionaires who buy girls and women

by Rachel Bell on September 7, 2010

Footballers are like many other young men in Britain, who see using prostitutes as socially acceptable. So less of this focus on the women in the sex industry and let’s start taking about the demand, the one in ten British men who fund it, says Rachel Bell

The pornification of pop

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.

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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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.

Objecting to lads’ mags

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.

Caution: Men at work

by Rachel Bell on April 28, 2006

Women shouldn’t put up with porn at work, says Rachel Bell, after watching C4’s Dispatches.

Porn creep in the corner shop

by Rachel Bell on March 29, 2006

MP Claire Curtis-Thomas calls for media regulation to end the normalisation of porn in our newsagents.