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  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448161720
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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The Vagenda

A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media




'A brilliant exposé of women's mags and marketing - laugh-out-loud' Jeanette Winterson



HAVE YOU EVER…

Obsessed over your body’s ‘problem areas’?

Killed an hour on the Sidebar of Shame?

Wondered whether to try ‘50 Sex Tips to Please Your Man’?

Felt worse after doing any of the above?

Holly and Rhiannon grew up reading glossy mags and, like most women, thought of them as just a bit of fun. But over time they started to feel uneasy – not just about magazines, but about music videos, page 3, and women being labelled frigid, princesses or tramps.

So, following the amazing success of their Vagenda blog, they wrote this book. Welcome to your indispensable guide to the madness of women’s media.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448161720
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Authors

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett won the 2011 Guardian Student Media award for columnist of the year. She co-founded and edits the feminist blog the Vagenda.

Holly Baxter

Holly Baxter is co-founder and editor of the Vagenda blog. She is also a regular contributor to the Guardian, the New Statesman, a freelance journalist, and previous resident of an airing cupboard.


Praise for The Vagenda

“A brilliant expose of women's mags and marketing – laugh-out-loud and painfully funny. This gives me hope for women and for feminism and for fun”

Jeanette Winterson, Guardian

“Essential reading for every woman, young and grown-up – a guidebook for reading between the lines…A real romp!”

Jo Brand

“This is great: warm, witty and wise – an antidote to all of the usual nonsense”

Jenny Eclair

“Angry, opinionated and also waspishly funny. The Vagenda deserves to be a bestseller. Because it's worth it”

Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

“A great read for women of all ages”

Claire Heal, Sunday Express

“Written with energy ... full of droll asides”

Zoe Williams, Guardian

“[Cosslett and Baxter] quickly and expertly show how pervasive sexist attitudes towards women still are today, and, indeed, how much worse they seem to have become in the last few years”

Lesley McDowell, Herald

“Interesting and well-researched”

UK Press Syndication

“It has a much-needed freshness and energy”

Lesley McDowell, Glasgow Sunday Herald

“This is great: warm, witty and wise – an antidote to all of the usual nonsense”

Jenny Eclair

“Written with energy ... full of droll asides”

Guardian

“[Cosslett and Baxter] quickly and expertly show how pervasive sexist attitudes towards women still are today, and, indeed, how much worse they seem to have become in the last few years”

Herald


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