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Presentinggggg my new and FABULOUS geog blog! Whoooooo! *Applause* Thank you, thank you *bows* hahaha.

Right, actually it’s not done yet. Just thought it deserves to be announced first. I’m just too lazy to organise and decorate it for now. But do not fret! It’s gonna be a good blog. 😉 I hope. Basically this is just gonna be a space of an amalgamation of what I have found through research assignments from Geog mods that I think deserve to be archived in here or stuff that just amuses me (in a total geogy kind of way ^^) or just plain thoughts about soil. Or rocks. Or buildings. Whatever.

Just hope this blog doesn’t die. And I reallyyyyy hope to have enough time to update it and make it all pretty and nice!

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So yeah, hope you enjoy it and really hope you’ll start to gain an insight on how fun and interesting Geography can be. I know it can be when you put your heart into it.

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Women in the Vietnam War – Army Nurses

Women have never been seen or IMAGINED to be placed in a war zone that is typically meant for men. With physical violence, trauma and pain, a war is definitely not a place for a woman to be in. Yet, there are many unsung female heroes that had decided to risk their lives in the Vietnam War to serve their nation and one of these groups that fall under this category are the army nurses.

Here we can see the merging of the domestic space in a place of violence where women are placed in danger yet fulfiilling their domestic roles by treating their injured soldiers. Without them, many of the soldiers would have died without medical help.

We tend to forget that resounding effects that war can have on everyone. Even when people who are not meant to get directly involved GET directly involved.

Link:

http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/women-in-the-vietnam-war

Women War Journalists in the Vietnam War

Being a woman CAN have their perks too in a war.

Many women went over initially as free-lancers or even girlfriends. The only reason Laura Palmer went to Saigon was because she was dating a pediatrician who was stationed there. The romance fizzled, but she stayed in Vietnam to be a stringer for ABC-Radio and to write for Rolling Stone magazine. Years later, she wrote the book “Shrapnel in the Heart,” a chronicle of those who left poems and letters at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Sometimes, women see the soft sides of the war. The sad, unnoticed remnants of love and grief left in a war.

Women also came off as less threatening when they interviewed the Vietnamese women and children. This enabled them to do the stereotypical “soft” women’s stories, the human angle that became more important as Americans started questioning the wisdom of this war.

“At times, the women were more attuned to the human side of the war and the Vietnamese side of the war while many of us were zeroing in on the American side,” said George Esper, a celebrated war correspondent for The Associated Press.

Link: http://old.post-gazette.com/magazine/20000330namwomen2.asp