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.
*Perfect for fans of the Guilty Feminist*
Hot (adj.) : (Of a person) Attractive 'a hot chick'
Fem-i-n-ist (n.) : A person who supports feminism, the movement that advocates equal rights for women
Polly Vernon, Grazia columnist, Times feature writer (hair-flicker, Brazilian-waxer, jeans obsessive, outrageous flirt) presents a brave new perspective on feminism.
Drawing on her dedicated, life-long pursuit of hotness - having dismissed many of the rules on 'good' feminism at some point in the early 90s - she'll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about being a feminist when you care about how you look. When part of your brain is constantly monologuing on fashion. When you check out your own reflection in every reflective surface. When your depilation practices are pretty much out of control. When you just really want to be fancied.
Hot Feminist is based on a principle of non-judgment (because there's enough already), honesty about how often we mess this up, and empowerment through looks. Part memoir, part road map, it's a rolling, raucous rejection of all those things we're convinced we shouldn't think / wear/ feel/ say/ buy/ want - and a celebration of all the things we can.
It is modern feminism, with style, without judgment
Polly Vernon has been a features writer, interviewer and columnist for 18 years. She started as a junior writer on Minx, a lecherous, riotous young woman's magazine, which launched in the late '90s as a female response to Loaded. She was picked up as the Guardian's youngest ever Comments and Analysis columnist, as a result of her work on the magazine. Since then, she's written for everything from Vogue to The Telegraph is a features writer for The Times and is a Grazia columnist.