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.
I’ve finally seen Edge of Tomorrow, and I approve! Cool aliens, good use of the time repeat-loop (it could have been a double edge sword) and surprisingly funny at times. Also shoutout to Emily Blunt for totally kicking ass. Final note, it’s always fun to see Brendan Gleeson on screen.
“I would rather fly with eagles, to the snow hills
I would rather run with wolves, between the trees
I would rather be with trees, than in the middle of noisy streets”—Korpiklaani - With Trees (via mirroir)