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Rachel Bell

Writer and campaigner

Rachel Bell has edited many national magazines for children and teens including Young Telegraph and has written a careers guide for teenage girls.
Rachel's articles on rape and porn culture have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent,The Times, the F-word, Fawcett Society, Big Issue, Tes and more.
She has supported rape survivors with Eaves and is an Ambassador for Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.

Campaign work includes Object and Not Buying It.
Rachel has written a gender equality policy for pre-schools and primaries to challenge gender stereotypes and a novel about teen gang rape.

Being A Man Starts With Challenging Gender Stereotypes Age Three

<img alt="bmm banner.jpg" src="" width="300" height="35" /> Pro-actively challenging limiting gender stereotypes through parenting and education from pre-school will help boys survive the limiting norms of masculinity that they're under immense pressure to conform to. Norms that stifle their expression, exploration and stamp out their rich and varied humanity.
01/12/2016 12:37 GMT

Bringing Up Boys: Five Tips Off the Top of My Head

Bringing Up Boys is the subject of a debate at Cheltenham Festival this Thursday 9 June and the brilliant campaigning organisation Let Toys Be Toys are on the panel. They asked their Twitter followers what is important about raising boys so, as a mother of two primary age boys and a campaigner on Challenging Gender Stereotypes, here's what I chimed in with.
07/06/2016 10:16 BST

Sexist Culture Grooms Sexist Boys

Sexualisation, gender stereotypes of both men and women, not seeing girls and women in the media in diverse roles - this all damages boys too. Studies show that even the mildest sexual objectification of women makes men more callous towards them.
20/04/2016 15:49 BST

Men! Quit Being Freaked by Feminism and Join its Male Allies

You can start simple and you can start today. Hear the gobby one in your beer crowd throw about some sexist banter? Call him up on it. If he's a dad, ask him if he wants his son to grow up believing he's better than his mother, if he wants his daughter to grow up in a world where no matter what she achieves, she doesn't matter unless she's hot.
18/10/2015 18:51 BST