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[–] shewolfoffrance 55 points (+55|-0)

Fun fact: nearly all the handprints and stencils in European paleolithic cave are women's.

[–] DaughtersOfLilith 20 points (+20|-0)

I love this fun fact. Is it finger ratio that tells them this?

[–] shewolfoffrance 16 points (+16|-0)

Yes. In women, the index finger and ring finger are the same length. In men, the ring finger is shorter.

[–] gnarlyfem 3 points (+3|-0)

Interesting. I did not know that.

I just spent way too long playing with my fingers.

[–] remove-the-veil 4 points (+4|-0)

Some of the others are thought to be children's, right?

[–] shewolfoffrance 2 points (+2|-0)

I think so. One interesting thing about the Chauvet paintings is that several handprints are certain to be created by the same person, identifiable by a crooked finger (also a woman, I believe).

[–] catspls 4 points (+4|-0)

I've heard about this before, it's so cool. It's also kind of annoying that prior to this discovery people just assumed it was men who did it. Even now I see that sentiment.

[–] shewolfoffrance 1 points (+1|-0)

Would it make you feel better to know that the Altamira cave paintings were discovered by an eight-year-old girl who was exploring with her father?

[–] DaughtersOfLilith 38 points (+38|-0)

The book The Great Cosmic Mother is a great read and goes into how a lot of human culture was almost certainly created by women. Calendars, agriculture, language, early science, medicine, pottery, bread making etc etc.

[–] ClaraReed1 6 points (+6|-0)

Some of the reviews for this book on Goodreads are really something. The amount of butthurt men and handmaids whining about ~evil feminism~ is quite impressive.

[–] wildpansy 9 points (+9|-0)

Like they always say, history is written by the winners.

[–] EvenMoreMinty 4 points (+4|-0)

This is always such a good post. It's extremely important to consider, and extremely depressing that all human achievements or noteworthy anythings are automatically attributed to a man.