The first Sistershow in March 1973 culminated with a ‘Miss. Women’s Liberation’ competition, an obvious send up of the Miss. World competitions which had been subject to feminist fury in November 1970. The competition is a good example of how Sistershow used humour and irony to critique the cultural norms of patriarchal society.
The competition was ‘won’ by Sapphire, a local Bristol celebrity. In the following excerpt Sapphire talks about how the local media missed the point of Sistershow’s subversive humour.