Posts Tagged “gender stereotypes”

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.

First Born

by Rachel Bell on December 1, 2005

The 30-year-olds of today are the first women to have enjoyed equality legislation all their lives. Are these women aware how women’s working lives have changed? Do they feel discriminated against? Rachel Bell asks five women born in 1975, working in jobs where inequality is camouflaged

Two men on Page 3

by Rachel Bell on November 15, 2005

Here’s the right answer if you’re a man faced with the Page 3 debate at a dinner party. Thank you Damian Carnell. Oh and to have a clue about what your girlfriend thinks, read Clare Short’s book, Dear Clare..this is what women feel about Page 3, documenting 1000’s of letters Clare recieved from girls and women.

Talking to Page 3 models

by Rachel Bell on November 15, 2005

On the 35th anniversary of Page 3, I suggested the Guardian Women’s page cover the story, with the view to asking why is a newspaper still getting away with representing women in this way, and rarely any other way? I interviewed former Page 3 models and asked MP Clare Short to write about her experience trying to outlaw Page 3.

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?

‘It’s porn, innit?’

by Rachel Bell on August 15, 2005

What does the Playboy logo mean to you? To WHSmith, it means one of the most popular ranges of stationery ever sold. And it’s aimed at children. What’s going on, asks Rachel Bell.

Are you being served?

by Rachel Bell on July 4, 2005

Do women get as good a deal as men in the pub, the restaurant or the car showroom? To find out, Rachel Bell set Valerie, 64, Rachel, 33, and David, 44, a series of tests

Bridget Jones: big fat lies about big fat bums

by Rachel Bell on January 15, 2005

A bottom the size of two bowling balls? Yeah, right. Rachel Bell argues that the casting of Renée Zellweger undermines the premise of the Bridget Jones character

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