— Sandi Toksvig (via magdalenesshrine, learninglog) (via africanhippiemovement) (via randommusingsofawanderingmind) (via omoyoruba) (via bunandcheeeese) (via daughterofassata) (via thisisnotindia) (via ipodchick) (via kyssthis16) (via face-down-asgard-up) (via mischasbrainfarts) (via getontheaeroplane) (via pearlconcubine)
"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?"