A woman who challenged the Essex Girls stereotype said the term "should never have been" in a dictionary in the first place. The phrase "Essex girl", defined as a "contemptuous term", has been dropped from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary after a campaign. Becky Scott, who was photographed for a project about the diversity of Essex women, said it was a "good" decision. Publishers Oxford University Press said the term was "no longer widely used". Plus-size fitness instructor Mrs Scott, from Colchester, was one of scores of women featured in a project by Southend-based designer and photographer Mark Massey.
Essex Live's top 25 sexiest women from Essex
'Essex girl' removed from dictionary following campaign | Essex | The Guardian
Each portrait is a collaboration and I encourage suggestions on location, themes, pose and dress etc, so that sitters are projected in the way that they would like to be portrayed. All participants have a connection to Essex, and I aim to include a diverse range of backgrounds, age, abilities, class, ethnicity, body shape, sexuality, geographical locations etc. Photographed outside the Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff-on-Sea, where she once did work experience. She also worked at the local Odeon cinema, practicing her lines in front of the screen whilst picking up litter. She is specially trained for combat scenes such as sword fighting and martial arts - hence the pose in the portrait.
33 reasons why Urban Dictionary's definition of Essex girls is correct... not
Top definition. Essex girl. A young woman from the England county of Essex. In popular mythology an Essex girl is supposedly stupid and obsessed with sex.
Essex girl , as a pejorative stereotype in the United Kingdom, applies to a woman viewed as promiscuous and unintelligent, characteristics jocularly attributed to women from Essex. It is applied widely throughout the country and has gained popularity over time, dating from the s and s. In the typology of the British, there is a special place reserved for Essex Girl, a lady from London's eastern suburbs who dresses in white strappy sandals and suntan oil , streaks her hair blond, has a command of Spanish that runs only to the word Ibiza , and perfects an air of tarty prettiness. In , Bob Russell , Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester in Essex, appealed for debate in the House of Commons on the issue, encouraging a boycott of The People tabloid, which has printed several derogatory references to girls from Essex.