biologism

So today began with a crazy rushed morning during which I skipped all makeup except lip gloss, ran a brush through my hair just enough to get the rats out and pull it back out of my face, and then drove a good 20 miles over the speed limit to get to work 15 minutes late.

Worked all day pretty much non-stop and then, feeling dead tired and about a hundred years old realized I didn’t have enough time to go home before I had to be at church for choir practice!

So, I just dashed in to a fast food place to at least grab a bite of something to eat, forgetting that I was still wearing a Wonder Woman sticker a co-worker had given me. (We tend to be a bit silly at my office sometimes!)

A little girl in line next to me tugged on my hand and said, “I like your sticker.”

I smiled and thanked her and told her Wonder Woman is my favorite superhero.

She grinned and said, “Mine, too!!”
Then she looked at me really closely and said, in all seriousness, “You know, you really look a lot like Wonder Woman. You should totally be her for Halloween.”

HAHAHAHAHA!!

BEST thing anyone has said to me all day! And I refuse to be bothered by the total inaccuracy of her statement at all. While I’m not really sold on the Halloween idea, I DO now intend to rock this WW sticker at church during practice this evening proudly!!

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three of mexico’s parents: spain, the state of tlaxcala and the aztec empire. thanks to @ilaaer for all the designs and inspiration :’ ) i can’t get enough of them. 

theguardian.com
How the female Viking warrior was written out of history
What Bj 581, the “Female Viking Warrior” tells us about assumed gender roles in archaeological inquiry.
By Holly Norton

While the popular story has been about a female warrior, the real story that underlies this study are the assumptions the researchers just blew out of the water. Hedenstierna-Jonson et al. do not equivocate in their statements that, for over a century, this individual was mis-identified as male because archaeologists, acculturated in a western society with strictly defined gender roles, view men alone as warriors, or soldiers, or wielders of violence. A warrior, like warfare itself, is a cultural construct, practices and professions created by human societies to fulfill specific desires. To assume uncritically that men alone are warriors leads to a cascade of other assumptions about human behaviors that renders our attempt to understand those behaviors somewhat moot.

huffingtonpost.com
Ending Malaria Is Possible
April 25 marks “World Malaria Day,” which is celebrated every year to recognize global efforts to control the disease, to commemorate those who...

A world without malaria is possible, and may not be as difficult to achieve as one might think. Infection rates are already declining and effective methods for prevention and treatment do exist.