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Everywoman (Magazine, 1985-?)


„Everywoman was set up by a small collective as a feminist periodical in 1985 in reaction to the ‚superwoman‘ phenomenon, as Winship (1987) argues. Yet during the advent of post-feminism in the 1980s, which made Spare Rib seem militant and puritan, at least until its redesign, Everywoman and Women’s Review had to counter the idea the feminism was dated. During this period the feminist periodicals were expanding and becoming more varied. Unlike conventional magazines that used a personalized style, Everywoman was a news and current affairs magazine aimed at feminists and non-feminists alike- ‘real women’- with a plain black-and-white documentary appearance rather than a glossy look. It was informational and liberal in approach with articles on a wide range of subjects aimed at improving women’s lives through campaigns and pressure groups as well as containing a ‘style’ section on food and fashion (Winship 1987)."
- Deborah Chambers, Linda Steiner, Carole Fleming, Women and Journalism, London: Routledge, 2004, p. 152.

1. Fiona Dearling, "1985-1995: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly", Everywoman. A chronology of women's events and changes.


United Kingdom
Names of Producers/organizers/editors/creators: 
Candy Atherton (co-founder)
Timerange, Issue-nr, ...: 
Language of project: 
Grassroots media in Europe