Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists

Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists Since Their Emergence As A Journalistic Force After The World Wars, Women Have Continued To Break New Ground In Newspapers And Magazines, Redefining The World As We See It As Well As The Craft As It Applied Many Of The Pieces In Journalistas Feel Almost Unsettlingly Relevant Today The Conclusions Emma Red Goldman Drew In Her , The Social Aspects Of Birth Control, Maddy Vegtel S S Article About Becoming Pregnant At Forty, And Eleanor Roosevelt S Call For Greater Tolerance After America S Race Riots InMany Have Pushed Other Limits Naomi Wolf S Beauty Myth Brought Feminism To A New Generation Helen Fielding S Bridget Jones Caused A Media Revolution Ruth Picardie S Unflinchingly Honest Column About Living With Cancer InBrought A Wave Of British Candor And A Host Of Imitators And When Two Iconic Women Come Face To Face, We Have At One End, Dorothy Parker On Isadora Duncan, And At The Other, Julie Burchill On Margaret Thatcher

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists
  • Eleanor Mills
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 9780786716678

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  1. says:

    Foreword Most of the world s great newspapers were established in the middle of the nineteenth century or even before In America the New York Times was established in 1861, in Britain The Times started to thunder in 1785 with the Observer and Sunday Times with even the tabloids such as the News of the World and the People coming on stream by 1881 Am I being really churlish in pointing out that America meaning the USA, clearly and Britain are not the world Surely a collection of journalism in English will be inevitably confined to the English speaking world Well, yes, I grant that, but the English speaking world also includes formerly colonised places such as India where English is no one s mother tongue, but it is the official language parts of the Caribbean, Canada, Kenya and Nigeria and other African countries where English is a lingua franca, Australia, Ireland and The first sentence is mismatched with the second.This ethnocentric prelude rather sets the tone for a collection of articles mostly drawn from British and US based newspapers and magazines, mostly by middle class heterosexual cis white women Again, I ought not to blame the editors for this middle class white women s voices are the ones that have been grudgingly and gradually welcomed into the white man media of the US UK The fact that this book has not particularly set out to look outside the mainstream is probably an unfair criticism I just wish there were a little acknowledgement of the wider world.Mills has made some effort to provide voices on opposing sides of some issues such as abortion India Knight sort of vs Alice Walker, whose Right to Life is unanswerably powerful and to include black women writing about race Audre Lorde and June Jordan, as well as Walker, contribute outstanding pieces I see an aim for political balance two articles by anarchist Emma Goldman are featured, as is Susan Sontag s superb essay on the abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib, Regarding the Torture of Others In opposition to this, there are lots of unremarkable conservative little pieces on all sorts of topics.On gender, we have Jilly Cooper and Zelda Fitzgerald being repellantly regressive Erica Jong contributes an essay, The Post feminist Woman is she Perhaps More Oppressed than Ever on the burden of having it all from a position of overwhelming privilege the proportion of women in similar situations must be miniscule that does make some good points and helpfully states the basic structures of our society are hostile to women and children , which ends by sounding the alarm that children are not getting enough parental care in the post feminist situation of the two working parent family The final sentence is What is at stake is nothing and nothing less than the future of our kids What I thought this article was about the oppression of women Are we less human than our children then Elsewhere, Jong s portrait of Hilary Clinton, held to impossible standards and scapegoated for her husband s transgressions, is the best celebrity piece in this collection Perhaps most depressingly, there is not a single mention of LGBTQIA GRSM issues.Feminism makes rather a mild showing Djuna Barnes description of being force fed is excruciating and unassailable, and Sylvia Pankhurst s piece on the need for suffragettes to call for universal suffrage, rather than parity for women with men, who had to meet property criteria to vote speaks, reveals some of the roots of the second wave Other attacks on the patriarchy are pretty tame Perhaps it s instructive that the contribution from radical feminist Andrea Dworkin is uncontroversial about the agony she suffered from arthritis Rose George s piece on gang rape is shocking and vital reading, and Judy Syfers satirical classic Why I want a Wife with its message that nobody has a right to the unpaid joyful tireless service of another, still rings from the rooftops Crystal Eastman s 1927 essay on her inspiring mother is very moving, and Jill Tweedie s essay on the right to be ugly seems progressive for 1970.There are some excellent reports on war and justice issues Martha Gellhorn s report from Dachau is incredible, and her piece on witnessing a lynching Justice at Night, despite the ridiculous title, is equally affecting Anne Tyler stands out stylistically with a really original piece on local government corruption I ll look out for her work in future.Another person who redeems this book somewhat is Angela Carter, who is mercifully featured twice The first piece of hers felt like reaching an island after a long swim through the exceptionally white, wealthy and western Home and Family section At last a woman conscious of her privilege, aware of her oppression, and fired with both righteous anger at injustice and passionate empathy for others I vowed to read every word she ever wrote.What with Carter, Lorde, Gellhorn, Walker and other greats, I might have given this book four stars, despite its failings, if it weren t for the final section Interviews and Icons , which contains every bigoted ism I can think of, and ends with Julie Burchill confessing her secret admiration for Margaret Thatcher, which is every bit as vomit inducing as it sounds.I only hope that the next hundred years women writers are a little diverse

  2. says:

    This book is a great book about a number of journals women from the 1915, to 1971 Each journalist have there own 1 to 3 page section of there early life, to career, and legacy Women in the journalism field have a hard time getting the proper work that they are seeking for Although things have changed from different movements such as the Revolt movement when still today in the journalistic world face problems like being be little by men because they are women, having jobs that don t match there degree These women faced a lot of feminism stereotyping and judgement from men who feel that they can do a better job then women Each of these women in this book was strong and a few of the women in the book that I found interesting was Alice Walker who wrote articles about her ancestors, the torture and hate that they had gone through Also Joreen Freeman, I liked her section a lot the word Bitch is used a lot towards women and she intact took control in the word and turned it into a great word when referring to a women Joreen is very strong and out spoken and I like that very much about her.The litter of this book was a graphic there are hundreds stories from these women from the things that they have done to the things that this is an adult book.I gave this book 5 stars because I love reading about women history, especially African American history.

  3. says:

    Great title, and some wonderful pieces in this smorgasbord of a book Subjects range from having a baby at age forty to front line war reports Martha Gellhorn was a big reveal for me Her piece on visiting Dachau was utterly appalling, completely brilliant And Lynn Barber s eviscerating interview with Marianne Faithfull is laugh out loud funny.

  4. says:

    A brilliant selection of journalistic essays written by women over the past 100 years A wide selection, some empathetic, others humorous and many still relevant today even though they were written decades ago An excellent read that you can take your time with.

  5. says:

    This book was great Interesting, relevant and thought provoking There is an article for everyone.

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    Contents WarEmma Goldman The Promoters of the War Mania March 1917 Nancy Cunard Report from the Spanish Civil War 9 Feb 1939 Helen Kirkpatrick On Surviving the London Blitz 9 Sept 1940 Martha Gellhorn Dachau 1945 Marguerite Higgins On the American Invasion of Inchon, Korea 18 Sept 1950 Mary McCarthy Report from VietnamL I The Home Program 20 Apr 1967 Julie Flint Mountainsides of Hell 14 Apr 1991 Susan Sontag Regarding the Torture of Others 23 May 2004 Home FamilyEvelyn Sharp The Rebel on the Hearth 4 Mar 1924 Crystal Eastman Mother worship 16 Mar 1927 Maddy Vegtel Forty when the Baby was Born 1930s Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings I Sing While I Cook 1930s Eleanor Roosevelt My Day 11 Nov 1938 Daphne Du Maurier Letter Writing in Wartime Sept 1940 Mary Stott Learning to be a Widow 27 July 1968 Angela Carter Notes from a Maternity Ward Dec 1983 Ruth Picardie Before I Say Goodbye 24 Aug 1997 Danielle Crittenden AmandaBright home 25 May 2001 Sarah Baxter My Brave, Wounded New World 11 Nov 2001 India Knight Thank God I Let my Baby Live 25 Apr 2004 Politics, Race SocietyNellie Bly Ten Days in a Madhouse 1888 Mary Heaton Vorse The War in Passaic 17 Mar 1926 Audre Lorde That Summer I Left Childhood was White 1982 Nancy Mitford The English Aristocracy Sept 1955 Elizabeth Drew A Watergate Diary Aug 1973 Alice Walker The Right to Life what can the White ManSay to the Black Woman 22 May 1989 Ann Leslie Report on the Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989 Erica Jong Hillary s Husband Re elected the Clinton Marriage of Politics and Power 25 Nov 1996 Barbara Ehrenreich Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in America Jan 1999 Eleanor Mills Putting Her Best Face on a Murky Business 10 Oct 1999 Melanie Phillips Everybody Wins, and All Must Have Prizes 22 Sept 2003 Marie Colvin The Arafat I Knew 14 Nov 2004 Emancipation Having It AllDjuna Barnes How it Feels to be Forcibly Fed 6 Sept 1914 Sylvia Pankhurst Human Suffrage 18 Dec 1915 Mrs Alfred Sidgwick Should Married Women Work 1924 Mary Stott Women Talking to Men 15 Oct 1964 Joreen Freeman The BITCH Manifesto 1971 Judy Syfers Why I want a Wife Dec 1971 Betty Friedan The Women at Houston 10 Dec 1977 Erica Jong The Post feminist Woman is she Perhaps More Oppressed Than Ever 30 Dec 1984 Pauline Kael The Feminine Mystique 19 Oct 1987 Naomi Wolf Sex and the Sisters 20 July 2003 Christina Lamb My Double Life Kalashnikovs and Cupcakes 23 Jan 2005 Crime PunishmentMartha Gellhorn Justice at Night Aug 1936 Rebecca West On the Nuremburg Trials 1946 Rose Styron Torture in Chile 20 March 1976 Anne Tyler Trouble in the Boys Club 30 July 1977 June Jordan Can I get a Witness 12 Dec 1991 Gitta Sereny On the Murder of James Bulger 30 Jan 2000 Nicci Gerrard Holly and Jessica we ll Never Know 21 Dec 2003 Rose George They don t See it as Rape, They Just See it as Pleasure for Them 5 June 2004 Sex Body ImageEmma Goldman The Social Aspects of Birth Control April 1916 Gladys Hall interviews Tallulah Bankhead Sept 1932 Joan Didion On Self respect 1961 Katharine Whitehorn Sluts I 29 Dec 1963 Jill Tweedie Feminists and the Right to be Ugly 2 Feb 1970 Jilly Cooper If this is Sex, I m Glad I m English 1970s Angela Carter Fat is Ugly 28 Nov 1974 Erin Pizzey Fabulously Fat Feb 1980 Helen Fielding Bridget Jones s Diary 9 Aug 1995 Andrea Dworkin Through the Pain Barrier 23 April 2005 Interviews IconsZelda Fitzgerald What Became of the Flappers Oct 1925 Dorothy Parker Poor, Immortal Isadora 14 Jan 1928 Katherine Anne Porter Jacqueline Kennedy March 1964 Catherine Stott The Iron Butterfly Helen Gurley Brown 11 April 1968 Joan Didion Georgia O Keeffe 1979 Camille Paglia Diana Regina 3 Aug 1992 Lesley White Net Prophet 12 Nov 1995 Lynn Barber You Know, I m Not Everybody s Cup of Tea 15 July 2001 Julie Burchill Slimeballs Always Hate a Strong Woman 14 Oct 2004

  7. says:

    This book has a truly electic range of pieces ranging from war front reports to in depth profile pieces to humorous essays, showcasing the best women writers in every area of journalism Today s most beloved women writers, from Erica Jong to Barbara Ehrenreich to Joan Didion, can all be found here, along with trail blazing journalistas from the past, such as Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly One of the things I appreciated most about the book was the relevance of pieces that I would have expected to be outdated Alice Walker s 1989 piece, What Can the White Man Say to the Black Woman fits startlingly well into the recent religious campaign against abortion that dubs it black genocide, and Erica Jong s The Post feminist Woman is she Perhaps More Oppressed than Ever from 1984 feels like it was written today While many of the pieces are focused on what we call women s issues such as motherhood, a woman s place and finding happiness as a single woman the book also delves into harder journalistic territory, with chilling pieces on Nazi concentration camps, gang rape and kidnapping While Eleanor Mills admits that compiling the absolute best stories by women journalists, for all time, and including everyone, is impossible, she comes pretty damn close here.

  8. says:

    Really liked these essays by woman journalists going back as far as the early 20th century Some of my favorites were on the topics of birth control and abortion somewhat surprisingly, since I am past the stage of life when those issues are personal to me I passionately support birth control, so I loved Emma Goldman s 1916 essay on the topic Hard to believe that birth control was still illegal that recently On abortion, I am much ambivalent I liked India Knight s Thank God I Let My Baby Live Even better, though, was Alice Walker s The Right to Life what can the White Man say to the Black Woman I don t agree with every word she said, but the piece is very impassioned and makes a good fundamental point Why do middle aged white men care so passionately about little black fetuses, and so little about already born little black children I m not a big Joan Didion fan, but I also liked her 1961 essay On Self respect and I loved Judy Syfers 1971 Why I Want a Wife.

  9. says:

    An important collection of women s writing mostly American and British that ranges from war reporting, to essays on social issues, to profiles Some is journalism, some is not Some pieces are brilliantly written, others not so much.Some of the most compelling pieces are personal accounts of historic events Embedded with US Marines in 1950, Marguerite Higgins tells of their harrowing amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea, under mortar fire A pioneering Gonzo journalist, Djuna Barnes, having posed as a suffragist, describes how it feels to be force fed And Martha Gellhorn tells of finding herself a witness to a lynching in the 1930s.For a dash of spice, there s a nice scattering of opinion pieces, some quite gutsy and prescient for their time And some of the profiles of well knowns Bill Gates and Margaret Thatcher, for instance managed to tip my view.The pieces were clearly curated to cover a range of events, issues, and styles, so it s quite a mish mash, and there s nothing wrong with that Lots of gems, a few duds.

  10. says:

    this is a must read book this collection of essays, all written by women is an eye opening experience reading stories written by women in the 1880s who knes is amazing i felt the feminist in me grow and i turned the pages.the book is divided into areas of writing such as war, home and family, race, politics, sex to the emancipation of women the stories range from the famous Nellie Bly s Ten Days in a Madhouse to Susan Sontag s Regarding the Torture of Others.different writting styles are reflected in different stories and perspectives, all written with a personal tone and all equally memorable.a true delight to read i think it took me close to 2 months to finish reading the book because i wanted to soak in all that these amazing women had to offer me i liked it so much that i didn t even write the date on when i finished reading it on the back hightly recommended.

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