Spare Rib magazine issue 109


News coverage in Spare Rib provided a valuable insight into international events and politics from a feminist perspective. By including stories of women around the world who were experiencing violence or oppression and those who were fighting for change, the magazine was an important forum for raising awareness of such issues in a manner which contrasted significantly with mainstream coverage.

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Spare Rib magazine issue 109
August 1981
Spare Rib Collective
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Issue 109, p 9, Mauritius Liberaysan Fam; ‘Guyana fighting the dictatorship’ by Roisin Boyd
Usage terms: © Roisin Boyd Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence.

Photographs of Charlesia Alexis & Charlesia being arrested in Mauritius by Helene Bailly; Article Iran: ‘Women brutally silenced’ by Maxine Molyneus
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