About the blogger:
The Vagenda team is ever-expanding but its founders Rihannon and Holly are now championing their Vagenda's with a blog for the New Statesman and their feminist witticisms are sending their own site into overdrive.
What it is about:
So what is a Vagenda? According to Holly and Rihannon it is simply "a woman with an agenda, or specifically a vagina with an agenda", and The Vagenda, as you would imagine, has plenty of them.
The Vagenda deconstructs the many women's magazines to be found sagging the shelves of local newsagents across the land, poses many questions, and packs quite a punch with the answers.
The Vagenda's power comes from the knowledge that what they are doing is empowering women and not alienating them. Their posts talk to, not at, women, as one contributer explains: "We felt alienated by the contents of women's magazines...we're not trying to make women feel stupid for buying these magazines, we buy them too, we just want to make them think about the content a bit more."
Why we love it:
You certainly can't accuse The Vagenda as being feminist-lite. The blog provides a satirical, straight-talking take on the messages we are being fed by seemingly male-centric women's magazines and it does it so fabulously.
From retro feminist cartoons of the week to coverage of more serious issues such as domestic abuse, the writers manage to communicate their own special brand of feminism with humour by the bucket-load. The Vagenda deconstructs the many women's magazines to be found sagging the shelves of local newsagents across the land, poses many questions, and packs quite a punch with the answers.
Posts include: To shave or not to shave? (Who gives a rat's arse, basically), Labia-line technology (What the hell are we doing to ourselves) and The Slut Quiz (We're all sluts, so get used to it).