Would you risk your safety and your life to bring war stories to the world? Women reporters in dangerous places aren’t so surprising today. Think Christiane Amanpour in Iran and Iraq, Lara Logan in Egypt, Ashleigh Banfield in Pakistan.
Those are names you’re probably a little familiar with. But how about Ruth Cowan, Dickey Chapelle and Martha Gellhorn? These are just three women who were among the first true female war correspondents who are featured in a new film called No Job for a Woman, which is being aired on PBS.
For Women’s History Month, the stories of women daring to go into battle zones, and finding ways to report on war when they were denied the access their male counterparts had, are ones we should all know and celebrate.