Spare Rib engaged in many debates and campaigns of the 1980s and always sought to challenge perceptions of race, gender and sexual orientation. Era-defining events and campaigns such as the women’s peace protests at Greenham Common are reported in words and pictures, providing a valuable record for readers both then and now.
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- Spare Rib magazine issue 127
- February 1983
- Spare Rib Collective
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Item 1: issue 127, front cover, photograph of Greenham Common Women by Raissa Page
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Items 2, 3, 4: issue 127 p 3, editorial by Sona and Arati; p 17 From Greenham Common to Diego Garcia by Raven; p 18, Greenham Common: Struggling for peace by Roisin Boyd, Jan Parker & Manny; photograph of woman forcibly escorted by two policemen by Maggie Murray; p 19 Greenham Common: Struggling for peace by Jan Parker & Roisin Boyd; photograph of women’s hands linked against Greenham Common fence by Brenda Prince
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Photograph of Greenham women sitting down in busy road in front of police motorbikes by Pam Isherwood
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- Article by:
- Roisin Boyd
- Representation and identity
Here broadcaster, writer and Spare Rib collective member, Roisin Boyd, explores how the magazine dealt with aspects of identity, difference, ethnicity and imperialism.
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- Louise Kimpton Nye
- Rights and justice
Campaigning was at the heart of Spare Rib’s mission, galvanising the movement to take action and demand better lives for all women. This article looks at some of the key campaigns championed by Spare Rib, which included support for the wives of striking miners; the Greenham Common peace protesters; women in prison; and victims of rape and domestic violence.