Search

Exclusive: Re-launched feminist magazine Spare Rib changes name to Hip Bone

13:06 11 July 2013

Editor Charlotte Raven at her Kentish Town home. Picture: Polly Hancock

Editor Charlotte Raven at her Kentish Town home. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

The relaunched feminist magazine Spare Rib, based in Kentish Town, has been re-named Hip Bone, its editor announced today.

The re-branding comes after a legal row with the magazine’s original founders over the use of the Spare Rib name.

Journalist Charlotte Raven, from Bartholomew Villas, re-launched the iconic 1970s magazine Spare Rib in April.

But after its original founders Marsha Rowe and Rosie Boycott threatened legal action over use of the name, Ms Raven decided to change it rather than go to court.

Ms Raven put the power into the hands of paid-up magazine members and the general public, giving them the opportunity to suggest names.

More than 500 title suggestions were submitted online, which were whittled down to just five last week.

But the final decision was postponed after members complained they didn’t like the original five suggestions - Monstrous Regiment, Feminist Times, Speculum, The Other Woman and The Purple Note Book.

Online voters then chose between the original five as well as Hip Bone, Femtext, The Wanderground, Woman’s Brigade and Ourselves.

Ms Raven announced Hip Bone as the magazine’s new name today after it received the most votes from the public online.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

12:52
Police are moving the demo to Westminster.

A planned anti-Semitic demonstration set to take place in Golders Green on Saturday has been moved to Westminster by police to keep Jewish residents safe.

Glenda Jackson is to return to acting

Former Hampstead and Kilburn MP and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson is to return to acting months after quitting politics.

12:36
Children enjoy the fairground rides. Picture: Dieter Perry

Thousands of revellers enjoyed the sunny weather on Saturday as they gathered for the annual Primrose Hill Summer Fair.

08:00
Proposed designs for the new Hampstead School teaching block

A major redevelopment of a Camden secondary school has been given the green light to provide pupils with state-of-the-art teaching and sports facilities.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our monthly newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder