History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.
History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.
But the forgetting part is vitally important. Most historians and other writers of what we now consider “primary sources” simply didn’t think about women and their contribution to society. They took it for granted, except when that contribution or its lack directly affected men.
This does not in any way mean that the female contribution to society was in fact less interesting or important, or complicated, simply that history—the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves—was looking the other way.
I actually recommend the entire post, especially if you like history or fantasy or writing.
I find it profoundly sad to think of how many women did meaningful and worthy work with their lives that no one will ever know about because it wasn’t recorded.
We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because *laughs* the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves *laughs*…Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TedxEuston (x)
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.
Horses are fun to look at, even more fun to ride.
And turns out, fun to steal products from.
Yes that says horse edition. Two of our cult favorites were initially make for horses, who woulda thunk it?
You are probably familiar with Mane N’ Tail shampoo and conditioner. I remember seeing pages dedicated to this product in spreads of my pre-teen mags and thinking “I Need That.” Unfortunately, L’Oreal Kids shampoo won over mom (boo). Years later, Mane N’ Tail is still a cult favorite for ladies looking to have locks as luscious as a horse’s mane - n’ tail too. Due to popular demand they have expanded from shampoo and conditioner into an entire line of styling products including detangler. Which I am using now since I didn’t get to indulge back in the 90’s.
The second one is a MUST GRAB drugstore find when it’s in stock: Healthy Hoof. Technically this is for your cuticles (hoofs = nails) but I’ve found that it works amazingly well as a before bed cream for anything that is excruciatingly dry. Heels, hands, elbows - whatever.
Does This: Intense moisture for hands/feet/nails
Is This: Healthy Hoof Intensive Protein Treatment
Get This: Your local drugstore or Folica
Price: $6.94 for 4oz
Mane n’ Tail c/o the brand, Image via
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