Spare Rib magazine issue 009


Concerned with the politics of the household and domestic labour, Spare Rib also celebrated women’s domestic skills and had regular items on dressmaking and household maintenance. Eye-catching and highly individual in style, its front covers and contents pages often used ironic humour to make a serious point.

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Spare Rib magazine issue 009
March 1973
Spare Rib Collective
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Item 1: Front Cover Issue 9 - Image of woman with household items: iron, thread etc.
Usage terms: © Estate of Roger Perry Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence

Item 2: Contents page of Issue 9
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