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I’ve done my academic duty! I might need to bounce a few more emails back and forth with my supervisor, but apart from that, I can actually drop this stuff until after easter now.

So if I could just stop feeling this fucking stressed, that would be great!

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I’m stressed and tired and everyone on facebook is wrong and it’s… snowing…

What IS today, anyway? Let’s just get through it as fast as we can, ok?

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Yay! Feminist Anthropology time!

Prehistoric Cave Prints Show Most Early Artists Were Women

I added the emphasis in bold, but the “that” was already italicized in the article, and it’s probably my favorite part. I love this article, although I’m not a huge fan of the fact that it’s considered so incredibly shocking and radical to imagine that women possibly participated in society 40,000 years ago.

In other awesome feminist anthropology news: it is now somewhat accepted that the venus sculptures, rather than being depictions of female beauty by male artists, were self-portraits by women looking down at their own bodies. The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. 

See also: This quote by Sandy Toksvig

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. ‘This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar’ she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book The Women’s History of the World (recently republished as Who Cooked the Last Supper?) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering.

the willendorf sculpture and others like her were /the first selfies/ and its amazing

The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies.

I really, really love this sentence.

OK SO feminist anthropology/archaeology is GREAT, but while we’re at it can we also question some other assumptions, like:

- the idea that you can tell someone’s gender from the size and shape of their hand

- the idea that prehistoric societies had modern western colonialist gender binaries at all

- the idea that labour was divided along those gender binaries. (so we’re just going to accept the ‘men hunted’ idea while rejecting the ‘men painted’ one?)

Not really interested in yr feminist scholarship if you’re going to be cissexist as fuck about it

Thanks, Hauke. I’m so fucking weirded out by this study, and it makes me so angry. I have a lot more to add, but it’d turn into this fully-cited ten-page spiel, and I have to sleep some time, so I’m not allowed. Urgh.

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I am so ludicrously stressed about managing my social life. Ugh. I’m sorry I’m useless. -_-

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Oh good grief, why am I this bored and restless? *fidgets* 

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told ya your database would be fine! <3

Everyone always tells me and I always cry anyway. Oops. <3

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once again I am not an academic failure! I make good database, have idea! very impressive!

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bienenwolf replied to your post “Oh Hauke, I knew you would understand my bullshit taste in series and…”

Crying and laughing at the same time about our awful taste. <3

We’re clearly the worst. And by worst I mean best.

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Oh Hauke, I knew you would understand my bullshit taste in series and jokes. ;;;;

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lysapadin replied to your post: Kuroko is some kind of little (“little…

I would read the hell out of that fic. Just saying.

I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of your getting the chance to, heh. The idea moved in slowly while reading the manga & doesn’t want to move out.

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Kuroko is some kind of little (“little”) spirit that makes pacts with people isn’t he. He really doesn’t mean anything bad, but this whole thing with humans is so difficult sometimes. 

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crystalusagi replied to your post “I was going to show you a selfie to display my amazingly pink new…”

show anyway!!

plz enjoy this shitty picture taken on the bus. amazing. 

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