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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (21 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471149501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471149504
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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ONE OF BUSTLE.COM S MOST IMPORTANT NEW BOOKS OF 2016: Intelligent, sassy, and funny, Laura Bates sGirl Upadds another much-needed voice to the conversation about female body image, highlighting the false portrayals of female bodies in the media (and the way social media has increased this ten-fold, ) the double standards that are enforced upon the female body and sexuality that men are not subject to, and the ways sexual education classes are failing to address the needs of young women. Bustle.com"

"If you have a daughter or a niece or a younger sister or a goddaughter, buy it for them now." --The Pool

"We owe Bates a great debt of gratitude for her Everyday Sexism Project, even if it's the sort of thing that's hard to visit daily."--LA Times

"Following [Everyday Sexism] will make most women feel oddly saner." --Caitlin Moran

"Laura was one of the first women to harness the power of social media to fight sexism and misogyny and give millions of young women a voice." --Grazia

"Bates takes a myth-busting approach to body image, food, sex and advertising and is particularly good at boiling down feminist language into a snappy, everyday vernacular without diluting its power."--Metro

"For any woman who is sick of being told how to act, how to dress, or how to ward off unwanted advances, this book could be for you." --Independent

"Another hard-hitting book which exposes the truth surrounding pressures on body image, false representations in the media, and lots of issues very relevant to girls today. This no-nonsense guide to being a girl in 2016 is one all teen girls should read."--Red


"Bates is funny, piercingly astute, and will have you furious and politicized over the impact social media, pornography, and advertising have on our bodies." --Stylist

"Funny and clever." --Telegraph

-If you have a daughter or a niece or a younger sister or a goddaughter, buy it for them now.- --The Pool

-We owe Bates a great debt of gratitude for her Everyday Sexism Project, even if it's the sort of thing that's hard to visit daily.---LA Times

-Following [Everyday Sexism] will make most women feel oddly saner.- --Caitlin Moran

-Laura was one of the first women to harness the power of social media to fight sexism and misogyny and give millions of young women a voice.- --Grazia

-Bates takes a myth-busting approach to body image, food, sex and advertising and is particularly good at boiling down feminist language into a snappy, everyday vernacular without diluting its power.---Metro

-For any woman who is sick of being told how to act, how to dress, or how to ward off unwanted advances, this book could be for you.- --Independent

-Another hard-hitting book which exposes the truth surrounding pressures on body image, false representations in the media, and lots of issues very relevant to girls today. This no-nonsense guide to being a girl in 2016 is one all teen girls should read.---Red


-Bates is funny, piercingly astute, and will have you furious and politicized over the impact social media, pornography, and advertising have on our bodies.- --Stylist

-Funny and clever.- --Telegraph

-Girl Up is an essential compendium of wit, wisdom, advice, and straight-talk. They should give out copies in the delivery room every time another girl enters the world. Or a boy, for that matter--they ought to be reading Girl Up too.- --Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

ONE OF BUSTLE.COM'S MOST IMPORTANT NEW BOOKS OF 2016: "Intelligent, sassy, and funny, Laura Bates's Girl Up adds another much-needed voice to the conversation about female body image, highlighting the false portrayals of female bodies in the media (and the way social media has increased this ten-fold, ) the double standards that are enforced upon the female body and sexuality that men are not subject to, and the ways sexual education classes are failing to address the needs of young women."-Bustle.com

"Girl Up is an essential compendium of wit, wisdom, advice, and straight-talk. They should give out copies in the delivery room every time another girl enters the world. Or a boy, for that matter--they ought to be reading Girl Up too." --Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

"In Girl Up, Laura Bates has given women of every age a fast, frank, seductively readable guide to surviving in the time of social media, impossible body images, feminist hopes, internalizing fault, standing up for ourselves and each other, and yes, confronting Donald Trump. She leaves no doubt about what consent is, where the clitoris is, what our rights are, and what our hopes could be. This is an owner's guide to our world and our bodies. It will definitely save sanity, and might save lives."-Gloria Steinem

"This is the book young women need--one that teaches them about the anatomy of their vulva instead of how to impress their crush. While many of the topics covered are still relevant to me now, I really wish I'd had this book as a young adult." -Beth Newell, editor/cofounder of Reductress

"I wish I had Girl Up when I was a teen trying to navigate the world. This book is transparent, easy to digest, and a perfect intro to learning how to stand up against everyday sexism." -Loryn Brantz, best-selling author of Feminist Baby

"It's easy to tell girls to that they can be anything they want to be. It's much harder to tell them how in a world that is constantly trying to put them down, box them in and limit their rights. Girl Up is that manifesto. While it's funny and highly readable, make no mistake that the hard hitting advice is perfectly suited for girls and frankly for all women today. We all need the words to challenge all of the factors that girls face today. Bates gives you these words--and gives you the added benefit of leaving the people behind you speechless."--Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

"Bates is the wickedly funny and exceptionally smart founder of Everyday Sexism, a feminist website and empire that infiltrated all corners of the Internet and became the title of her first book (2016). This is her latest gift to the movement: a collection of essays that reads like a love letter to one of the strongest and most resilient populations on Earth: teenage girls. Bates clearly warns readers from the get-go that her book is not abstinent, self-hating, nor polite. She is honest about the difficulties of growing up under the patriarchy, especially the one that exists online. She offers advice on how to safely navigate social media, how to start an intersectional feminist society at school, and how to love your body for all that it can do. She riffs on unrealistic standards and double-standards. Bates begs readers to remember that there is no such thing as "normal" when it comes to sexual development and appetite and also to remember that feminism is just a fun word for the unequivocal belief that all humans have equal value. Girl Up is an intimate, laugh-out-loud funny, and adorably illustrated call to arms for the next generation of warrior women."--Starred Booklist review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Laura Bates studied English at Cambridge University and went on to be a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, Red Magazine and Grazia among others. She is also contributor at Women Under Siege, a New-York based organisation working to combat the use of sexual violence as a tool of war in conflict zones worldwide. She is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.



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