Sporting hairy legs at the gym today.
Myriah took this of me at our shoot yesterday. What’cha think?
pretty floral dress & hair pits :)
Reading Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology by Sally Slocum for theory tomorrow. Clearly doing a wonderful job… you know… reading..
Essentially the article points out that the field of anthropology and anthropologists, while tackling the western biased lens, did not recognize the male bias present within their own theoretical framework. Western white dudes, yet again, telling us what is real and rational. The “bring home the bacon theory” or the “man the hunter” theory states that hunting was the most critical activity for early humans and that the most important human adaptations, bipedalism and language, arose as a result of it. The article quotes Jane Kephart’s response to this theory and its implications:
"Since only males hunt, and the psychology of the species was set by hunting, we are forced to conclude that females are scarcely human, that is, do not have built-in the basic psychology of the species: to kill and hunt and ultimately to kill others of the same species. The argument implies built-in aggression in human males, as well as the assumed passivity of human females and their exclusion from the mainstream of human development."
The article goes on to present examples of women in “modern” (1975) hunter-gatherer cultures providing the majority of food for the group through gathering as well as hunting. Arbitrary connections are also made to “prove” the “real” impact women had on human evolution. These claims are rooted in as much evidence as the claims toting a male bias. What is important is the exposure of this gender bias within research, and how it transforms the way we look at culture from the etic perspective. The questions you ask frame the answers you receive.
"Such is the prestige of males in our society that a woman, in anthropology or any other profession, can only gain respect or be attended to if she deals with questions deemed important by men."
This dichotomy of woman/gatherer & male/hunter is still present in the way pop culture addresses human evolution, our ancestors and “cavemen.” This further imbeds the patriarchy (not a universal system) onto all of humanity and its history through this western, male-biased lens into the minds of the masses within these western cultures. Perpetuate. Perpetuate. Perpetuate.
2AM ANTHRO RANT
HERE ARE MY ARMPITS
My newest tattoo. My professor told me I should color my pit hair white to make it like a cloud in the sky.
My pits match my pants.
Big tits hairy pits
Tits been a while. My pits are growing so good. 5 months since I last waxed em.