my hobbies include looking at text posts and wondering how i didn’t think of them first
One of the most shocking moments I ever had in Assassin’s Creed was in ACB. We were fighting with the whole Brotherhood and at one point when I turned the Apple on (I went a bit power-crazy with it) and we saw one of our assassins fall down and die from it. Then we saw the name: she was the very first assassin we had found and trained.
I paused and told my daughter “I’m sorry, dear”, and we stood in silence for a while. I never used the Apple again unless it was specifically required for a mission.
a cozy art for a stormy weather.
Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com -
bisexualpiratequeen: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.
Except it is not quite true:
It’s just half of the settlers, and the study was done on very few skeletons. It is still possible, but we cannot know yet.