The Vagenda

The Vagenda

A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media



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.


  • 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

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.
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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.
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