Facsimile of Spare Rib manifesto

Description

The founders of Spare Rib set out to set the record straight on Women’s Liberation, which had been trivialised and ridiculed by the mainstream press. They sought to reach out to all women and in their manifesto they explain what is wrong with women’s magazines of the day and how their alternative would offer realistic solutions to the problems experienced by women.

Full title:
Facsimile of Spare Rib manifesto
Created:
1972
Format:
Facsimile
Usage terms

Usage terms: Facsimile of Spare Rib manifesto © Marsha Rowe Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence.

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British Library

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