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Nellie Bly was christened, Elizabeth Jane Cochran but nicknamed Pink due to her pink christening gown. When 18 she began a career in journalism after rebutting an article she found chauvinist in the Pittsburg Dispatch. Because the career unsuitable for a Victorian woman she wrote under the pseudonym, Nellie Bly. Nellie tackled taboo social issues such as exposes within hospitals for the insane, and even accepted a challenge of traveling the world in 80 days – she did in 72 days!
I admire women who push the envelope of propriety,
Edited by: PEAJAY50 at: 1/31/2013 (07:31)
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