The Early Days

June 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

From what I can tell, this looks like a woman with a tiny head and huge breasts:

It is, according to Economist.com, “probably the oldest human statue yet discovered,” carved from a mammoth tusk.

An interesting discovery, yes. The short blurb ends with this: “[…] this discovery adds to the evidence that human thinking—or male thinking, at least—has hardly changed since the species evolved.” I just glanced over these words and exited the page, but something caught my eye and I backtracked. “Male thinking,” really? Who’s to say that this wasn’t carved by a woman? It may be easy to wrap this statuette in a stereotype, and I know that comment was meant to be light-hearted, but I refuse to be taken in with such an easy joke.

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