Posts Tagged “Object”
by Rachel Bell on January 13, 2016
After a youth spent with Jagger and Warhol, Jerry Hall is marrying patriarchal conservatism made flesh, Rupert Murdoch. Of course Jerry’s ex, Mick Jagger, IS the establishment too, accepting his knighthood whereas David Bowie, always the subversive outsider, wanted nothing (…)
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 (…)
As Loaded relaunches, a bunch of new books by feminist writers signal the feminist movement is going mainstream
by Rachel Bell on July 4, 2014
While lad mags were about cowardice, feminism is about great courage in the face of injustice, abuse, suffering and repression.
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 26, 2011
A new video sees Kate Moss enthusiastically glamourising the sex industry again, this time it’s prostitution. Moss appears to be playing a prostitute showing off her sex parts by lifting up her top and skirt against a dirty concrete wall for a punter sat in his car. The video is based on a fashion shoot by Nick Knight for the December 2010 issue of Italian Vogue. Filmmaker Jamie Harley has edited the video, which has been used by pop artist Evan Voytas for his track, Tomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere.
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.
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.
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