Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 years of the best Journalism by women

Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 years of the best Journalism by women

Eleanor Mills Naomi Wolf / Sep 15, 2019

Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs years of the best Journalism by women 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 t

  • Title: Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 years of the best Journalism by women
  • Author: Eleanor Mills Naomi Wolf
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  • Page: 320
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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 1914 by Djuna Bar 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 1914 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 1916 The social aspects of birth control , Maddy Vegtel s 1930s article about becoming pregnant at 40, Eleanor Roosevelt s call for greater tolerance after America s race riots in 1943 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 1997 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 1928 and at the other Julie Burchill on Margaret Thatcher 2004 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 Covering War Crime Politics Society Sex Romance Body Image Health Family, Friendship Birth Emancipation Having it All Hearth Home Icons Interviews Including Lynn Barber, Djuna Barnes, Julie Burchill, Angela Carter, Marie Colvin, Jilly Cooper, Joan Didion, Margaret Drabble, Helen Fielding, Zelda Fitzgerald, Kathryn Flett, Martha Gellhorn, Nicci Gerrard, Emma Goldman, Germaine Greer, Nicola Horlick, Erica Jong, Jamaica Kincaid, India Knight, Christina Lamb, Daphne du Maurier, Nancy Mitford, Suzanne Moore, Camille Paglia, Sylvia Pankhurst, Dorothy Parker, Allison Pearson, Ruth Picardie, Erin Pizzey, Eleanor Roosevelt, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Mary Stott, Jill Tweedie, Rebecca West, Zoe Williams, Jeanette Winterson, Naomi Wolf.

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    1. An utterly inspiring read for anybody in the literary world, male and female alike. Cupcakes & Kalashnikovs is a beautiful compilation of articles from a variety of strong-voiced women. It's impossible to deny that this book carries a strong feminist spirit throughout, and if that puts you off then you should be ashamed of yourself, because C&K is a read that exposes not only the realities of being female (see Judy Syfers' "Why I Want a Wife"), but the reality of what it means to be huma [...]


    2. A collection of women's "journalism", much of it fairly literary, but well worth reading. I acquired the book because I was coaching a lass using it as an A Level set text, but went on to dip into the rest with pleasure. In a year in which misogyny, racism and xenophobia seem triumphant, this collection is a good corrective.


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