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Margaret Fuller: first true feminist

Posted by: | November 20, 2014 | No Comment |

http://danassays.wordpress.com/encyclopedia-of-the-essay/fuller-margaret/ America’s first true feminist, Margaret Fuller holds a distinctive place in the cultural life of the American Renaissance. Transcendentalist, literary critic, editor, journalist, teacher, and political activist, ultimately turned revolutionary, she numbered among her close friends the intellectual prime movers of the day: Emerson, Thoreau, the Peabody sisters, the Alcotts, Horace Greeley, Carlyle, and […]

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Harassment of women journalists online

Posted by: | September 29, 2014 | No Comment |

Harassing women online has always existed. However, it has gotten significantly worse in the past few months. http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/pax-east-exposing-the-harassment-female-gamers-receive-online/ According to the Huffington Post, someone with the username “headlessfemalepig” was tweeting many women journalists on twitter. Though the twitter account was deleted ASAP, many journalists noted the tweets. Some tweets were as followed: “I am 36 […]

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During a time when women were scorned in the workforce and expected to stay at home, one woman, Nellie Bly, was paving her way into becoming one of the greatest reporters of all time. Nellie Bly, or birth name Elizabeth Cochran, started her career as a writer for the Pittsburgh Dispatch in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her […]

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Before the 19th century, women were not given the privilege of having a career in journalism. Jobs in journalism were generally given to white males, or women who had special connections through their male family members or spouses. However, during the 19th century, Maria Stewart, an African American woman, paved her way into the field […]

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