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Many female journalists came to the fore during the first and second world wars, and their perspective was very different to that of their male peers, who were reporting from the field. Specifically, they often wrote about war from the perspective of those left at home, struggling to keep the household afloat. And with 'How it feels to be forcibly fed' by Djuna Bar. And with 'How it feels to be forcibly fed' by Djuna Barnes, one of the world's very first experiential, or 'gonzo' journalists, came a new age of reporting. Since then, women have continued to break new ground in newspapers and magazines, redefining the world as we see it.

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Many female journalists came to the fore during the first and second world wars, and their perspective was very different to that of their male peers, who were reporting from the field. Specifically, they often wrote about war from the perspective of those left at home, struggling to keep the household afloat. And with 'How it feels to be forcibly fed' by Djuna Barnes, one of the world's very first experiential, or 'gonzo' journalists, came a new age of reporting. Since then, women have continued to break new ground in newspapers and magazines, redefining the world as we see it.

Many of the pieces here 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 40, Eleanor Roosevelt's call for greater tolerance after America's race riots in Many 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 in brought a wave of British candour 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 This collection of superlative writing, selected by the Sunday Times 's most senior female editor, brings together the most influential, incisive, controversial, affecting and entertaining pieces of journalism by the best women in the business.

I think this book is too British-and-American-focused. Are there really no women reporters in Canada or Australia or in other countries with English-language newspapers that wrote excellent articles A great read from the start just loved it. Women in a man's world becoming what they are today, powerful women in there respected fields. From war to crime to sex to family to society to icons and more these women go all the way to get the story they want. Just loved it a great read. She trained to be a journalist on the Guardian and Observer where she was the only woman trainee in the newsroom.

She then moved to the Daily Telegraph where she became the youngest features editor in the paper's history, before joining the Sunday Times in Eleanor Mills , Kira Cochrane.

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Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs : 100 Years of the Best Journalism by Women

There's no reason otherwise. Eleanor Mills wondered how women made their way into newspapers, so that's her raison d'etre for Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs , subtitled Years of the Best Journalism by Women. Not whether they slept their way to a byline, but their shift from soft features into investigative reporting and how they made it to page 1. In the United States only 27 per cent do. In The Sydney Morning Herald it is

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The disparity between male and female voices in public life, particularly within journalism and politics, was highlighted at the start of this month by Kira Cochrane's piece in the Guardian. These results made me return to my copy of Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: Years of the Best Journalism by Women , an anthology edited by Eleanor Mills with Cochrane and given to me for Christmas a few years ago. Naomi Wolf writes in her introduction:. The anthology contains a varied selection of female writers, stretching from Emma Goldman to Nancy Mitford to India Knight, covering a range of topics that include war, politics, sex and motherhood.

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