Spare Rib was an active part of the emerging Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 20th century. Running from 1972-93, this now iconic magazine challenged the stereotyping and exploitation of women, while supporting collective, realistic solutions to the hurdles women faced.
Visitors to this site can explore selected highlights from the magazine; and examine how the magazine was run, why it was started and the issues it dealt with. The full run of Spare Rib magazines can be accessed via https://journalarchives.jisc.ac.uk/britishlibrary/sparerib.
Important information for researchers: some material from the Spare Rib magazines on the journals archive site has been redacted until the Library is able to secure further copyright permissions. More information on the redactions can be found here.