Posts Tagged “healthy relationships”
by Rachel Bell on December 15, 2015
Sentencing the murderer of teenager Becky Watts, the judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, broke down and cried. The sixteen year old’s step brother, Nathan Matthews, inflicted over 40 injuries on the school girl and dismembered her body. November 25 is International (…)
by Rachel Bell on February 5, 2015
As 2014 was the year that the Fourth Wave of Feminism went mainstream, more men may be wondering what they should and could be saying and doing. Luckily, men, there are a significant number of male-led campaigns and organisations to (…)
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 October 2, 2014
The fact that most people think feminists are man-haters is just incredulous when male-dominated culture spews women-hating narratives in our faces everyday. In collective women’s raped, tortured, butchered, abused, oppressed, stalked, harassed, shamed and blamed faces, everyday. Misogyny steals our (…)
by Rachel Bell on March 29, 2012
Bravo to BBC3 for its documentary, I Never Said Yes, about the rape epidemic in the UK.
by Rachel Bell on December 21, 2010
With the Pink Stinks campaign calling for positive role models for girls and Mumsnet’s Let Girls Be Girls campaign demanding an end to products that sexualize children, awareness of damaging and limiting stereotypes is reaching parents way beyond feminist circles. Group Blogs such as mothersforwomenslib.com are bringing feminism and parenting together while this year’s Feminism in London conference saw a Feminist Parenting workshop, How To Break The Stereotypes at Home for the first time, as well as a workshop for teenagers, Dealing with Pressure, inviting 12-18 year olds to voice their feelings around media imagery. So why the need now? And what do these parents want to do differently?
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
by Rachel Bell on March 1, 2006
One man taking violence against women out of the realm of ‘women’s issues’ and giving young boys and men a positive role model is Damian Carnell, from Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum (NDVF). Rachel Bell meets him and gets a male perspective on male violence.
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.