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    DescriptionAs students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time laughing at magazine pieces entitled things like '50 Sex Tips to Please Your Man' (particularly the ones that encouraged bringing baked goods into the bedroom). They laughed at the ridiculous 'circles of shame' detailing minor weight fluctuations of female celebs, or the shocking presence of armpit hair. And at the articles telling you how to remove cellulite from your arse using coffee granules. But when they stopped laughing, they started to feel a bit uneasy. Was this relentless hum about vajazzles and fat removal just daft - at worst a bit patronising - or was something more disturbing going on? Was it time to say no? They thought so. So they launched The Vagenda blog in 2012, and now they have written this laugh-out-loud book. It is a brilliantly bolshy rallying call to girls and women of all ages. Caitlin Moran asked 'How to be a Woman': The Vagenda asks real women everywhere to demand a media that reflects who we actually are.


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    Title
    The Vagenda
    Subtitle
    A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, By (author) Holly Baxter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 415 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780224095808
    ISBN 10: 0224095803
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Libri: ENGM1065
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000
    Libri: FEMI5000, FRAU2222
    DC23: 305.42
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, JBSF11
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperbook.
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    SQUARE PEG
    Publication date
    01 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter co-founded The Vagenda in February 2012. It was a viral sensation and instant hit and received over 7 million views in its first year. Caitlin Moran described it as 'Really funny, like really funny'; Eva Wiseman said 'I like this... keep doing what you're doing'; Rosamund Urwin said 'Go to their site, it's brilliant' and Jenny Eclair said 'I'm so glad you're here'. Rhiannon and Holly are journalists in their twenties. They live in London.
    Review quote
    "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 "Angry, opinionated and also waspishly funny. The Vagenda deserves to be a bestseller. Because it's worth it" -- Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller "This is great: warm, witty and wise - an antidote to all of the usual nonsense" Jenny Eclair "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