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Journalism and Gender

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  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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University Degree Paper-based media studies

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CAMPBELL DOUGLAS

JOURNALISM & GENDER

ASSIGNMENT 3 - PEACE

MAY 2003

IPPY won't give her real name because of the outstanding arrest warrants and besides, why

should she trust a journalist after being "done over" by the press at Greenham Common women's

peace camp?

She finally agrees to be interviewed and quoted in her own words after conceding that some

good may come from the exercise. Years after she and her sisters were dismissed in the media as

dykes in dungarees or woolly-minded liberals who should have been at home looking after the

children, she's still wary of how she will be portrayed.

"I first visited the camp in 1984 and I was involved until the bitter end," she says. "I grew up in

the 70s and 80s and I was aware of nuclear weapons being such an important issue. Sitting at

home watching TV, I saw all these crazy women and thought, 'I want to do that'. It seemed to be

interesting and different. I was a teenager when I first got involved and it

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