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Fascinating Women Who Posed as Men to Do a ‘Man’s Job’

Fascinating Women Who Posed as Men to Do a ‘Man’s Job’ September 17, 2019Leave a comment

    When women stepped out of traditional female roles, they often identified as men in order to get far in their endeavors. This cultural mentality is not a thing of the past, though. Women still live in a male-dominant society. The following are only a fraction of the women who have had to do what was necessary when passionate about their goals…

    Malinda Blalock

    Iber Press

    Malinda Blalock fought as Sammy Blalock during the American Civil War so that she wouldn’t be separated form her husband when he joined the army. Her identity was never revealed and her army records are one of the only surviving documents of a female soldier during the war. She was described by an army surgeon as “adept at learning” and capable of carrying out drills the same as any other soldier in the company.