The good feminist's guide to being hot. And cool. And fit (all senses). And maybe - just maybe - a little bit thinner. Or firmer (all senses). And definitely extremely well-dressed. And uncompromised. And right.
Polly Vernon, Grazia columnist, Times feature writer, the artist formerly known as The Observer's Cocktail Girl provides us with a new perspective on feminism. The Hot Feminist is an eight chapter trip through feminism, fashion, the righteous pursuit of a sexy vibe, and what it means to be a woman when you're on the receiving end of modern media's hilariously/bizarrely/insanely contradictory/restrictive/reductive/sometimes just straightforward revolting notions of ladyhood.
From achieving a state of empowered, enlightened hotness to a contemplation of the media's perspective on, manipulation of, and increasingly bizarre relationship with women The Hot Feminist is a refreshing and empowering book for you, the thinking woman.
Exploring her own life long, on-going pursuit of hotness with lessons from 'Zen and the Art of Approaching Topshop' to 'When Is It OK to Slag Off Other Women?', The Hot Feminist will teach you how to seek empowerment through the way you look. This isn't about what women can't do, this is a new-age bible in what you can do, what you can think, what you can wear, and what you can wax.
I Chose this book on a whim, as I thought the title and synopsis sounded intriguing.
As a 40 something woman who cares about how she looks and about feminist ideals, this book immediately appealed to me, and very quickly made me feel better about my jeans obsession........it's not just me!
I found it thought provoking and funny, and above all very relevant to me. I can't say I agree with all of the arguments presented, but I don't think you are supposed to.
Overall, witty, funny and interesting take on modern feminism with some very useful style and shopping tips thrown in............what more could a girl ask for.
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I have heard Polly Vernon speaking and am a regular reader of her columns so I have no idea why the publishers chose such an middle-aged, middle-class sounding woman to read this book. She is perfectly pleasant sounding but utterly inappropriate for the language of the book and just sounds absolutely forced and unnatural. Don't buy the audible version - read the actual book instead. I wish I had but I'm not paying for it twice.
I want to be mates with PV, she's got it bang on. A must listen for ALL
Was a good listen on the commute. Made me think about more about my actions.