Before World War II, war reporting was considered NO JOB FOR A WOMAN.  But when American female reporters fought and won access to cover the war, there was another battle to fight: Women would be banned from the frontlines, prevented from covering Front Page stories, and assigned “woman’s angle” stories.  Instead, they turned their second-class assignment into a new kind of war story: one that was more intimate yet more revealing.

“No Job For a Woman”: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII tells this story through the lives and work of wire service reporter Ruth Cowan, magazine reporter Martha Gellhorn, and war photographer Dickey Chapelle.

Rosie the Riveter Trust

“No Job For a Woman” screened at the Rosie the Riveter July 25th, 2014. The screening went exceptionally well, but the best part about it was meeting the “Rosie’s” beforehand. The “Rosie’s”? Yes, women who worked in the Richmond, California shipyard, now home to the Rosie the Riveter Trust. On Friday’s, the “Rosie’s” work at […]

PBS World TV Broadcast on March 2015

Starting March 2015 PBS World will begin broadcasting “No Job For a Woman”. Check back here for dates soon.

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