Spare Rib was always concerned with representing women from all backgrounds, including black and ‘Third World’ women. By the early 1980s, the collective had recognised that only by shifting the make-up of the collective would they seriously start to represent the interests of these women. From this point on, more black women joined the collective and added their voices to the editorial decision-making process.
- Article by:
- Louise Kimpton Nye
- About Spare Rib
Spare Rib documented the evolution of the women’s movement and represented the views of feminists of various ‘strands’. What did it mean to be a radical feminist, or a social feminist in 1980s Britain? And why did feminist ideology split around this time?