Racist always front like their preferences are somehow just some innate shit like it’s invulnerable from influence from our racist-ass society. Guess what, fuckhead, yes, your “preferences” that all just happen to line up with the fucked up values of our racist society are racist as all fuck, and arguing that they’re somehow free from bias is racist and clueless as all fuck.
History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.
History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.
But the forgetting part is vitally important. Most historians and other writers of what we now consider “primary sources” simply didn’t think about women and their contribution to society. They took it for granted, except when that contribution or its lack directly affected men.
This does not in any way mean that the female contribution to society was in fact less interesting or important, or complicated, simply that history—the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves—was looking the other way.”
What characterizes women’s work over time is not the tasks they perform but the marginality of their work in relation to that of men.
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