One of the demands of the women’s liberation movement was to end discrimination against lesbians and Spare Rib campaigned vociferously on this issue. Many lesbians fought for the right to express their identity in public. The ‘Lesbian’s Ignite’ badge was one way in which lesbian activists challenged the pervasiveness of homophobia in British society during the 1970s and 80s.
- Article by:
- Zoe Williams
- About Spare Rib
What is the relevance and significance of Spare Rib today? Haven’t feminists won all the debates and campaigns, at least in theory and in law, anyway? Zoe Williams looks at the legacy of Spare Rib for today’s women and men.