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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nellie Bly

*From Historical Women Who Gave No Fcks

Nellie Bly was a daring and influential investigative journalist who wrote groundbreaking stories about political corruption and poverty. She once faked madness in order to report undercover from an abusive mental institution in New York City, which led to outcry and reform. Her jealous peers referred to her investigations as “stunt reporting”, but Nellie, of course, didn’t give a fuck about those whiny little shits.

Oh, and she once travelled around the world in a record-breaking 72 days, just ‘cause.


Joe W said...

Presumably her name was the inspiration for Polly Pry, the feminist journalist whose investigations saved a bona fide cannibal from the noose.

robertguyton said...


Curious observation from someone whose brain has strange places crammed wi' information.

I'll look into that, Joe.