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The Best of Spare Rib

Long before feminist websites like BitchBuzz and 'zines like Pamflet were published, Spare Rib was the feminist magazine du jour.

First published in June 1972 by 21-year-old Rosie Boycott and her 28-year-old co-editor Marsha Rowe, Spare Rib proved to be so popular and important to women it was published for 20 years. To celebrate and pay tribute to the 40 year anniversary of Spare Rib, we've chosen 20 of our favourite Spare Rib covers, featuring colourful illustrations and feminist icons like Angela Davis and Jane Fonda.



Caitlin Moran's guide to being a modern feminist


"Porn is a feminist issue"


'Feminist' Ryan Gosling is internet hit



Lunch hour heroes: the drinks to help you survive a boozy work lunch

Rosé bomb? No thank you

01 Dec 2015

Why are there so few women in leadership roles?

The BBC 100 Women debate by Harriet Hall

01 Dec 2015

Meet the new modern day Little Miss characters

From Little Miss Selfie to Mr Manbag by Sarah Biddlecombe

01 Dec 2015

Sleeping Beauty is a prince in panto tackling gender stereotypes

Unconscious protagonist is awoken by a woman by Anna Pollitt

30 Nov 2015

Woman claims her job offer was retracted because she has braids

“No workplace has a right to do this” by Anna Pollitt

27 Nov 2015

Reese Witherspoon signs onto Barbie film

by Hayley Kadrou

27 Nov 2015

Read the heartbreaking final messages lovers send each other

Tumblr account shows the messages you never forget by Anna Pollitt

27 Nov 2015

New mum tackles post-birth body shaming head on with defiant selfie

#‎badassundies by Anna Pollitt

26 Nov 2015

Anxiety sufferer receives touching note from anonymous student

“I pretty much burst into tears” by Sejal Kapadia

26 Nov 2015

The one subtle part of speech that helps predict relationship success

Scientists uncover intriguing new aspect of marriage therapy by Hayley Kadrou

26 Nov 2015