Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”
Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.
"We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."
Apparently there have been some celebrity nudes going around. And I only know this because a lot of feminist blogs have been commenting on how horrible it is. Which is true. The horrible person who leaked them should have some form of punishment.
And I have some good news. I follow a lot of blogs. Plenty have been posting about how horrible this leak is and how no one should reblog these pictures, yet despite me hearing all these things and me following near 800 blogs, I have not seen one non consentual nude of a celebrity.
And I do have lots of body positivity and porn positive things on my dash.
So I think the awareness is working.