Posts Tagged “sexism”
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 September 11, 2016
What did I learn from listening to survivors of prostitution? That school age girls are most in demand – and it’s not only for sex but ‘despoilment’ ‘I’ve answered phones in enough brothels to know the most common question is (…)
by Rachel Bell on January 18, 2016
I was one of the first people to write about the disgustingness of lad mags, along with a brave blogger called Charliegirl, so, ten years later, I thought it fitting that I be one of the last. FHM and Zoo have (…)
by Rachel Bell on September 27, 2015
I had never heard of the BBC broadcaster Barbara Sturgeon and now I want to be one of the girlfriends who do karaoke with her, and I’ve never cared much for that. This week I met Barbara as she trained (…)
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 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 (…)
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 September 22, 2013
This week the Evening Standard gave Russian model Katia Elizarova the power to say something extremely damaging – to normalise male violence against women.