Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. In honor of all of those amazing women out there, let's take some time to honor some of them. To get you started, here is a great site with lots of ideas. Not that you need any ideas but Goddess knows, there are so many amazing women out there, it is hard to choose. Today's choice is inspired by all of the substandard journalism we have been subjected to in the past 10 years.


Novelist, essayist and journalist, Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) was a war correspondent during some of the most momentous conflicts of the 20th century, from the Spanish Civil War and World War II to Vietnam, the Six-Day War in the Middle East and various conflicts in Central America. As a correspondent for Collier's Weekly, she reported on the Spanish Civil War, along with her future husband, Ernest Hemingway. From Spain she moved to Germany, chronicling Hitler's consolidation of power and the onset of World War II. She reported from virtually every theater of the Second World War, — Czechoslovakia, Finland, Britain, Burma, Singapore and Hong Kong — and even snuck aboard a hospital ship to witness the D-Day landings in Normandy. Her reports on the Middle Eastern and Central American conflicts appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. A collection of her war correspondences, The Face of War, was published in 1959. From PBS - Reporting America at War

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