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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



Are you ready for Downton Abbey: The Musical?

One must attempt to ration one’s excitement

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Oct 2016

“How beauty rituals help me manage my depression”

One writer found comfort in an unexpected place

21 Oct 2016

Stress is genuinely good for you, experts reveal

Forget everything you thought you knew about stress…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Must-watch Christmas TV: tune in for Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Just in time for Christmas

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Oct 2016

Bake Off fans, the BBC has already found a replacement show for GBBO

And it's set to hit our televisions very soon...

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Costa’s fancy new menu includes avocado toast and Prosecco

You may want to dress up for the world’s poshest Costa…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Real-life victims of revenge porn share their stories

“Within a week, everyone had seen them… I tried to kill myself shortly after”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

People diagnosed with a terminal illness share powerful life lessons

“You only get one life – and we need to live it”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

This gin is officially the best in Europe – and it's from the UK

Gin drinkers, take note…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Amazing tasting menus from top UK restaurants for under £50

Total steals from Michelin-starred spots

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2016