Archive for the “Sexualisation” category

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.

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.

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.

Challenging the ‘Sex Sells’ Cliché

by Rachel Bell on February 12, 2006

Everywhere you turn these days there are sexualised images of women’s bodies as porn becomes more and more mainstream. Rachel Bell investigates the growing protest movement against the normalisation of porn in everyday life.

Run, rabbit, run

by Rachel Bell on August 22, 2005

Some of the many letters, printed in The Guardian, responsding to my article, It’s porn innit?

Subvert the dominant pimpiarchy

by Rachel Bell on November 8, 2004

How did the abusive, exploitative role of Pimp become the epitome of cool? Rachel Bell comments on this outrageous trend in popular culture