Posts Tagged “body image”
by Rachel Bell on November 21, 2016
“Will people laugh at me if I colour a princess?” asked my five year old son, when we were talking our regular talk about his friendship woes at school. “Jayden said to me ‘You’ve got a purple hoody,’” my eldest, (…)
by Rachel Bell on October 10, 2014
Wow, a 17 year old school girl has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to receive the prize. AND SHE IS A GIRL. She was shot in the head by the Taliban for (…)
by Rachel Bell on June 20, 2014
As well as being a devastatingly crap experience for many women working in the clubs, lap dancing and pole dancing clubs promote all women as sex objects.
by Rachel Bell on January 30, 2014
Cinderella and her princess pals have been taking over girlhood for a while but now it really is time to desist. There is no alternative for little girls to dress up as, no alternative for little girls in the role (…)
by Rachel Bell on December 9, 2013
Pictures in the press of Kate Moss being all matey with Cooper Hefner following her first shoot for Playboy, signals the end of cool. Lending your name, and body parts, to Playboy is lending them to corporate misogyny.
by Rachel Bell on March 16, 2012
In CBeebies, the females appear to be locked indoors. Is the controller on a quest to wipe out the female species from public view? OK, I’m exaggerating, but they’re not there much at all and if they do make an appearance, they are all too often pink and giddy.
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 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.