"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.’- Sandi Toksvig. (via learninglog) (via sonus-silentii) (via mgloki)
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?"
"Can you tell me what happened to her front leg?"
"We don’t really know. We adopted her 4 months after her surgery. Someone found her in the wild with her front limb hanging limp and so they amputated it along with her shoulder blade. The shelter had named her Dolly but we didn’t want her to be a toy. We changed it to Molly, Molly The Wonder Dog, because she’s fully capable."
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