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.’

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?

— Sandi Toksvig (via rachaelpotter, learninglog) (via hella-gabby)



Here’s a friend of a friend, Chunhyuk, who is a North Korean refugee trying to be a rapper here in South Korea.  He is rapping about the abuse of human rights and general evils of the North Korean regime.

Please share this video and support him.