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Those were the days

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing – if you can think back that far – and, as my kids keep reminding me, as my short-term memory fades by the day I shall probably soon be able to recall the Sixties and Seventies better than what happened last week despite the old counter-culture, rock underworld, jokey adage that if you can remember the Sixties you weren’t really there.

Accordingly I was delighted overnight to spy this interview by Josie Jordan of Rosie Boycott and Marsha Rowe, co-founders of Spare Rib, as appears today upon the website of – THE GUARDIAN

The late Sixties and early Seventies were heady times for those of us vaguely interested in journalism – on the back of such publications as Oz, International Times and the Fortean Times – and my girlfriends and I welcomed the arrival of Spare Rib as a new departure. Like the others it was ‘of its time’, of course, but it pointed the way towards ‘something’ – I shall leave others to decide the extent of its influence upon later developments in the women’s movement.

About Jane Shillingford

Jane spent the bulk of her career working on women’s magazines. Now retired and living on the south coast, she has no regrets and 'would do it all again'. More Posts