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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

She's a rock star

Imagine little paleolithic girls everywhere playing with their dolls and hoping to grow up and look like one of them... at least a little bit like them. 
Seems through time and across all ages, women are fed images that distort the figure and hype a beauty that is impossible to achieve. It's the cult of feminine inadequacy. Girls hope to be anything but themselves.
These figurines, hundreds of them, a hundred thousands of years old, have been found in archeological sites of paleolithic domestic shelters. They are not burned or buried or placed with other ritual objects, leading me to believe they were just toys for pleasure. There is a distinct variety to the forms, that males have all dubbed- "Venus figures", conjecturing that they have something to do with fertility rites, etc.
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