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  • Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the 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.

    (Bolding mine)

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    She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

    On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

    But she’s not wrong | Follow @micdotcom

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