Quickies: Paleolithic ax debunks myths, teachers, and having your voice heard
- Paleolithic ax debunks colonialist myth – “Stone tools from the earliest occupation periods in Australia have previously been interpreted as simple and unsophisticated compared to those found elsewhere dating to the same time frame. This discrepancy has led to problematic interpretations about their makers. For example, in 1968, influential British archaeologist Grahame Clark wrote of Australian stone artifacts: “The crude and rather colourless nature of this industry may serve to remind us that the original Australian aborigines [sic] issued from one of the most unenterprising parts of the late Pleistocene world.”” From Will.
- Why is “Teacher Bae” being shamed for her curvy body? – From Mary.
- This teacher’s social experiment reveals why gender equality in Congress matters – From Mrmisconception.
- Obama’s female staffers’ genius strategy for having their voices heard – “When President Obama first took office, the White House wasn’t exactly the friendliest place for female staffers. Most of Obama’s senior staffers — such as former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and former economic adviser Lawrence Summers — were men who’d worked on his campaign and subsequently filled his cabinet.”