Spare Rib magazine issue 023


As the voice of the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s and 80s, Spare Rib also drew on women’s history, documenting the struggles and successes of early wave feminism. It also carried regular pieces on the history makers of its time, including feminist activists and those women who made an impact through other means such as the arts.

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Spare Rib magazine issue 023
May 1974
Spare Rib Collective
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Item 1: issue 23 p 1 (front cover)
Usage terms: © Angela Phillips Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence

Item 2: issue 23, pp 6-10 67 Years as a Feminist
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Photographs of Gwen Coleman: Usage Terms: © Angela Phillips Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence

Item 3: issue 23 pp 46-47 Joan Armatrading article by Marion Fudger
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Photograph of Joan Armatrading by Derek Davies
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