Essay on The Journalism And Activism Compatible By Susan B. Anthony

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“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less” (Susan B. Anthony). Throughout history, women have been deprived of certain rights that men have been accustomed to since birth. Investigative Journalism and the media have helped women form impeccable change which would have otherwise not been made over the course of the 19th century to today. Because of their exemplary efforts to refine legislation, women have been able to create change in woman suffrage, wages and employment, and access to higher education.
Alice Paul is a prime example of an investigative journalist, although, considered to be an activist both titles have a cohesiveness to them. According to Journalist David Brewer who wrote an article titled, “Are Journalism and Activism Compatible?”, journalists and activists are more alike than one would think. In this article Brewer explains that the phrase “media activist” embodies the harsh realities that a majority of journalists face everyday. Brewer stated;
“I come from a society where journalists are taken out and wined and dined by the powerful and influential, whereas many journalists in the majority world are simply taken out with bullets and bombs. In that atmosphere it is understandable to come across journalists who view themselves as activists.”
Brewer’s statement correlates to Paul because she was willing to risk everything she had in order to create positive change for women during the 19th century. In fact, she was…

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