The nominations for Mellissa Raunch
include Critics Choice Television Awards and People's Choice Awards.
But then, when it comes to the subliminal hold raunch
culture has on young people, the Rihanna generation frequently confuse objectification with empowerment.
The resolution calls for the NUT to express its concerns about "the rise of what has become commonly known as 'raunch
culture', where the old sexism of the past has been rebranded by big business".
The argument that I make in reading Levy's book, though circumscribed in this way, can nonetheless be seen to have significance in relation to a wider public debate on raunch
culture which encompasses issues of 'pornographication' (McNair 1996:137), 'sexualisation' (McNair 2002) and post-feminist sexualised representations of women.
Brand was his normal effervescent self, charming the willing female audience in spades, and with all the raunch
that can be expected with his act.
Who can read the piece on Ariel Levy's discussion of the 'Raunch
Culture', or Sophia Mwangi's Parenting column or the celebration of Indie Arie's music and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, and fail to pass the magazine on to others?
The surprise raunch
factor should make it a success but unfortunately there isn't much more to it than that.
Perhaps Gabby Logan is hoping Livesey will still have some contacts in the biz to launch her into the world of raunch
"A Christian message, but when you place it alongside the consumer carnival and the raunch
and razzmatazz of pop culture, it sounds joyless."
FEMALE CHAUVINIST PIGS: WOMEN AND THE RISE OF RAUNCH
CULTURE Ariel Levy Simon & Schuster, 2005
This may be one reason PJ catalogs pack noticeably more raunch
to the page than the average.
It's impossible to ignore the mud-flap girl on the cover of Ariel Levy's eye-opening book, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch
Culture By Ariel Levy New York: Free Press, 2005, 224 pp., $25.00, hardcover
Installing parental TV and Internet blockers, carefully screening movies and games, and helping children choose appropriate books at the library are just some of the techniques parents are using to limit their children's exposure to what Bob Smithouser, print editor for Focus on the Family's Plugged In publication, calls "raunch
, violence and hate."
And when the raunch
quotient eventually increases to a satisfactory level, Skin raised up above the grasping crowd like some deranged but good-natured dominatrix.