Girl Up (Paperback)Laura Bates (author)
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They told you you need to be thin and beautiful.
They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels.
They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable but not enough to be a slut; to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to be too tarty.
They warned you that if you try to be strong, or take control, you'll be shrill, bossy, a ballbreaker. Of course it's fine for the boys, but you should know your place.
They told you 'that's not for girls' - 'take it as a compliment' - 'don't rock the boat' - 'that'll go straight to your hips'. They told you 'beauty is on the inside', but you knew they didn't really mean it.
Well screw that. I'm here to tell you something else. Hilarious, jaunty and bold, Girl Up exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, the false representations in media, the complexities of a sex and relationships, the trials of social media and all the other lies they told us.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 528 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 23 mm
'It’s hardly headline news that feminism can be funny. But, heavens, it is refreshing to see it done as well.' - The Daily Telegraph
'I wish I had had Girl Up when I was growing up. I could have used such a no-nonsense survival guide.' - The Sunday Times
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