Thursday, February 23, 2012

Marie Colvin


Before the news of her death Wednesday in Syria, I'd never heard of this war correspondent. What a life! I didn't know they made 'em like this any more. It's sad, of course, that she was killed. But knowing that a woman extremely brave and principled (and dashing) like Colvin existed in this day and age is also inspiring -- to me, and surely to other women younger than me who are looking for an alternative to the vapid, passive, must-get-married-or-I'm-nothing women who seem to be presented to us nowadays as all we should be or aim for.

Marie Colvin remembered in the New Yorker.

BBC tribute to Colvin.

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