"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. It’s been so difficult for people to envision women’s historical contributions as solely getting married and dying in childbirth, but you can’t argue with numbers—and fifty/fifty is pretty damn good. The presence of female warriors also has researchers now wondering just how accurate the stereotypes of raping and pillaging actually are: Women may have accompanied male Vikings in those early invasions of England, in much greater numbers than scholars earlier supposed, (Researcher) McLeod concludes. Rather than the ravaging rovers of legend, the Vikings arrived as marriage-minded colonists."
My friend David had his ID stolen the other day
now we just call him Dav
I’m so mad
just so long as his ego and super-ego are still in tact
"Speaking at a dinner in Parliament House on Wednesday night, Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler said “the CEO of a large private health insurer” who was invited to speak at an AMA function “tried to tell us that they wanted patients with private insurance in a public hospital emergency department to receive priority”. “His question was if your son breaks his arm and goes to the emergency department, and you have private health insurance, why shouldn’t little Johnny get priority?”"
i went to see bob dylan again tonight and he was in such fine form, i had a great time! i went with my sister and some friends. when i saw him last my sister and i went together again - it was 7 years ago and it is mental thinking about all of the things that have happened in that time. life is crazy. but either way. thanks for a lovely evening, bob.
""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///
(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)
And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde
And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such
So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.
Boom de yada
Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”
I LOVE STUFF LIKE THIS
(Source: nya-kin, via dreaming-firework)