Entitled males love to howl about how penis-bearing people did all the hard work creating civilization. It became so much of a trope that David Futrelle renamed his blog after one of their cries: “We hunted the mammoth for you!” To hear men (especially white European males who haven’t done shit with their own lives) tell it, the only people who did anything noteworthy in the entire history of the world had dangly bits between their legs.
After yet another men-did-it-all screed, Rubyyogi had enough, and unleashed some truth upon them:
We, women, have birthed and brought forth all of humanity. The berries and roots we gathered provided the fuel to take those first steps off the savannah. We skinned the mammoth and made the fur into loin cloths so we could go to colder climes. We butchered the mammoth and fed the whole tribe.
Damn straight we did!
I’m tired of women being written out of history, out of civilization, as if nothing we’ve done had any bearing on human thriving. None of the things men beat their chests over would be possible without women. And, contrary to what small-minded men want to believe, women have been there building civilization all along. WHTM commenters have come up with countless fabulous examples in the comments to this post. And I’ve been highlighting Pioneering Women in the Geosciences (and a few other sciences) for some time now. I’ve got an enormous list. This reminds me I’d better get cracking on it.
So yes, poor tiny-minded doods who can’t imagine anyone without a wang having anything to do with human achievement. It’s true. We’ve been there all along, building humanity’s future with or without the menfolk – all while giving birth to the whole of the human race (with the help of a few good trans men).
Don’t you ever forget it.
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