Questions abound and words run rampant.

sirdef:

"i don’t like the new ms. marvel"

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"but i’m not islamophobic"

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let me tell you something buddy at this point in time the only information we have about her is that she’s muslim if you dislike her already i have some news for you

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

logicalabsurdity:

vsiorc:

Skeleton thought to be Etruscan warrior prince is actually a warrior princess

Prehistoric cave prints show most early artists were women

so what feminists have been saying for years and years is true. women have always been involved in hunting, have been warriors and have made art. women have been inventors and made great discoveries… and women experts are finally breaking through the sexism to get the facts heard.

"But bone analysis revealed the prince holding the lance was actually a 35- to 40-year-old woman, whereas the second skeleton belonged to a man.

Given that, what do archaeologists make of the spear?

"The spear, most likely, was placed as a symbol of union between the two deceased," Mandolesi told Viterbo News 24 on Sept. 26.

Weingarten doesn’t believe the symbol of unity explanation. Instead, she thinks the spear shows the woman’s high status.

Their explanation is “highly unlikely,” Weingarten told LiveScience. “She was buried with it next to her, not him.”

Gendered assumptions

The mix-up highlights just how easily both modern and old biases can color the interpretation of ancient graves.

In this instance, the lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and Romans may have skewed the view of the tomb. Whereas Greek women were cloistered away, Etruscan women, according to Greek historian Theopompus, were more carefree, working out, lounging nude, drinking freely, consorting with many men and raising children who did not know their fathers’ identities.

Instead of using objects found in a grave to interpret the sites, archaeologists should first rely on bone analysis or other sophisticated techniques before rushing to conclusions, Weingarten said.

"Until very recently, and sadly still in some countries, sex determination is based on grave goods. And that, in turn, is based almost entirely on our preconceptions. A clear illustration is jewelry: We associate jewelry with women, but that is nonsense in much of the ancient world," Weingarten said. "Guys liked bling, too.""

had prints are cave-art signatures…

"This is a surprise, since most archaeologists have assumed it was men who had been making the cave art. One interpretation is that early humans painted animals to influence the presence and fate of real animals that they’d find on their hunt, and it’s widely accepted that it was the men who found and killed dinner.

But a new study indicates that the majority of handprints found near cave art were made by women, based on their overall size and relative lengths of their fingers.

"The assumption that most people made was it had something to do with hunting magic," Penn State archaeologist Dean Snow, who has been scrutinizing hand prints for a decade, told NBC News. The new work challenges the theory that it was mostly men, who hunted, that made those first creative marks. 

Another reason we thought it was men all along? Male archeologists from modern society where gender roles are rigid and well-defined — they found the art. “[M]ale archaeologists were doing the work,” Snow said, and it’s possible that “had something to do with it.”  “

-MANIACAL LAUGHTER-

I can’t stop giggling over how DESPERATE male archelogists are to try and make up some bullshit to explain away the idea of women being warriors and hunters in the past

amazed:

 Following back everyone until I find a tumblr girlfriend ♡ Im lonely :(

amazed:

 Following back everyone until I find a tumblr girlfriend ♡ Im lonely :(

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

lanadelreymemes:

you just fucking ate gengar you piece of shit

necksareforsheep:

ablogforblogging:

a-history-of:

nevermindthebuzzc0cks:

karen-valentine:

chianina:

heyfunniest:


Someone get this guy a fucking medal.

They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.

what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously

literally a description of a period

Hero.

Male birth control does exist, but once again tumblr is spreading nonsense. None of the developed male birth control didn’t make it out of clinical trials because they cause BS side effects. A couple caused very serious side effects.
Then you have RISUG, invented in India and going through clinical trials there. It’s basically an injection that damages sperm as it passes through the vas deferens, meaning it can’t impregnate a woman. It’s completely reversible and a fairly easy procedure.
The “problem” with RISUG comes down to the pharmaceutical industry, who do not want this drug to make its way to the US. Because it is a one time injection that lasts until the 2nd injection to reverse it, it’s not much of a money maker for pharma companies. They’d much rather have women taking pills every single month (aka lining their pockets every single month) than a man going out and getting an injection a couple times in his lifetime. So basically the big companies won’t pay for all the trials needed to bring the drug to the US because it’s not in their best economic interest.
So yeah, be outraged that there isn’t a good male contraceptive out there, but don’t make up bullshit about it having sexist underlying reasons. It’s a purely financial game.

necksareforsheep:

ablogforblogging:

a-history-of:

nevermindthebuzzc0cks:

karen-valentine:

chianina:

heyfunniest:

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Someone get this guy a fucking medal.

They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.

what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously

literally a description of a period

Hero.

Male birth control does exist, but once again tumblr is spreading nonsense. None of the developed male birth control didn’t make it out of clinical trials because they cause BS side effects. A couple caused very serious side effects.

Then you have RISUG, invented in India and going through clinical trials there. It’s basically an injection that damages sperm as it passes through the vas deferens, meaning it can’t impregnate a woman. It’s completely reversible and a fairly easy procedure.

The “problem” with RISUG comes down to the pharmaceutical industry, who do not want this drug to make its way to the US. Because it is a one time injection that lasts until the 2nd injection to reverse it, it’s not much of a money maker for pharma companies. They’d much rather have women taking pills every single month (aka lining their pockets every single month) than a man going out and getting an injection a couple times in his lifetime. So basically the big companies won’t pay for all the trials needed to bring the drug to the US because it’s not in their best economic interest.

So yeah, be outraged that there isn’t a good male contraceptive out there, but don’t make up bullshit about it having sexist underlying reasons. It’s a purely financial game.