Tag: Spare Rib
Joanne’s testimony (part 2 of 3)
In the second part of her testimony, Joanne’s talks talks about becoming politically active, teaching Women’s Studies in Adult Education, the importance of Spare Rib in supporting her developing political identity and how much she loved her Spare Rib Diary. Do you remember gravitating towards particular features or was it really just a sort of…
Nurses’ strikes, from 1982 to 2022
In December 2022, NHS nurses took part in the biggest strike in their history. Here’s how feminist magazines covered the nurses’ strike of 1982.
Sue’s testimony (part 3 of 3)
In the third and final part of Sue’s testimony she talks about how feminism helped to forge links across different groups and sections of society, about the power of collective experience in the 1980s and 90s and how it differs from today, and the rise of Lesbian Feminism. “We certainly in the 80s partnered up…
Sue’s testimony (part 2 of 3)
In the second part of Sue’s testimony she talks about the excitement of learning and understanding international issues and women’s universal experience and how reading magazines like Spare Rib and OutWrite helped her to develop a “feminist lens” to view conventional media through. She also talks about different feminisms, Lesbian and Gay activism and the…
Laura talks about how reading Spare Rib in the early 1970s helped her find out about issues, networks and activities.
Activist Legacies Roundtable
The Activist Legacies Roundtable, hosted by the Women’s Library at the LSE on Thursday 22nd September provided a unique insight into feminist periodical culture from the early seventies right up to the present day.