Awesome post from one of my favorite writers – Erin Matson.
The #MeToo reckoning has only started to reveal the routine and gratuitous presence of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in the lives of women and girls. It’s going to be a long, slow burn of new stories coming to the surface, some of them shocking and others as duh-tastic as possible (you mean that pompous guy who was known for treating his employees like shit and the “pro-life” congressman who obsessed about controlling women’s bodies all day long on the House floor were treating their women employees like their own personal sexual property? NO WAY!). There will be more backlash, and considering who is president of the United States, it is going to be terrible.
Meanwhile, a whole bunch of us still need to raise our daughters.
I’ll be honest, I find this a particularly challenging moment to parent a girl who is getting ready to go to kindergarten…
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The opening paragraphs from this piece by Lily Kuo for Quartz :
The traditional human origin story maintains that modern humans, or homo sapiens, evolved in Africa and then migrated in a single wave to the Asian continent about 60,000 years ago. It’s better known as the “Out of Africa” model. Today, researchers are revising that narrative.
According to a study published this week in Science, new discoveries over the last decade have shown that modern humans likely originated from several migrations out of Africa that began as early as 120,000 years ago. Researchers have found fossils in southern and central China dating between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.
The abstracts of the original study by Christopher J. Bae, Katerina Douka and Michael D. Petraglia are below.
This. Yes. Silence is compliance.
For those of you who missed it, here is the link to the podcast of my recent interview on Heart Stock Radio. In the interview, I talk about my feminism, Donald Trump, sexism in American society and my work at Feminine Collective.com. Please give it a listen if you haven’t already done so.
Wonderful interview by Sean Illing for Vox.com of philosopher and writer Kate Manne about her fantastic new book Down Girl – The Logic of Misogyny in which she describes among other things, the difference between sexism and misogyny and how the election of Donald Trump was predictable.