The Vagenda by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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The Vagenda coverI’ve just finished reading The Vagenda by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, a book that has sprung from their very successful and entertaining online magazine. Initially started in 2012 to counter all the other ‘female’ magazines that told women to lose weight, spend all their pay cheques on clothes and ‘it bags’ and, most importantly, know how to please their man in the bedroom. Now, I just love giving presents, but it’s nice to receive them once in a while (or, you know, all the time).

Their book, as stated in the conclusion, is to be ‘a call to arms for young women’. I am a twenty-something woman in the UK much like the authors and I also grew up reading Mizz, Sugar and Smash Hits, graduating to Glamour and then Cosmopolitan, which was the magazine that EVERY girl was reading. ‘Have you not seen…

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