This is not the official voice of Spare Rib it was set up by me, Angela Phillips, in an effort to establish some background to the debate over the decision by Charlotte Raven to launch a new Spare Rib.
As a feminist and photographer I was invited to the meetings that launched Spare Rib as a feminist magazine in 1972. Marsha Rowe and Rosie Boycott were the launch editors. I was one of many contributors over the years that Spare Rib was alive and I took the cover photograph for the launch edition.
I am in regular contact with Marsha, Rosie and some of the other ‘old ribbers’.