Why Miss World?
This pamphlet relates to one of the key events of the early women's liberation movement - the disruption of the Miss World contest in November 1970. The event at the Albert Hall was compered (badly) by Bob Hope and televised live to millions of homes across the country. When women protestors among the audience sprang up, threw small flour bombs, blew whistles and tried to clamber on the stage, the contest was interrupted - and the women's movement gained nationwide attention.
The historian Sally Alexander was one of the protestors and she spoke to me some years back for the BBC TV slot 'Witness' (there's audio of a longer interview and a transcript here):
The Why Miss World? pamphlet has no date or publication details - it seems to have been put together by the Women's Liberation Workshop probably a few weeks after the protest.
The pamphlet is a description of the protest and the trial that followed ... a justification of the disruption ... and a call to action.
On the back of the pamphlet is the slogan which women protestors chanted at the Albert Hall - quite a feminist mantra.
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