Ancient Viking warrior considered a paragon of Norse masculinity by historians, turns out to have female genes
@DialMforMara Or a BIG NERD!!
@witchfynder_finder dunno how nerdy you can get in ancient Norseland and still get a warrior's burial
@DialMforMara She could have been a mighty warrior and ALSO a big nerd
"Bury me with my sworde and yon D&D character sheetes"
@witchfynder_finder I mean, that would be nice, but I'm not getting my hopes up
@DialMforMara No, me neither
But we can dream
@DialMforMara yay, Birka excavations!
"The results were clear: The team didn’t detect any Y chromosomes in the bones, and the mitochondrial DNA from the various bones all matched. The remains represented one person—and that person was a woman."
uuuuuurgh. This is so toxic.
@celesteh yeah, that’s why I phrased my link description the way I did :P
Yeah, I'm sorry. I wasn't meaning to have a go at you, but at the text. The National Geographic is owned by Rupert Murdoch, so that's not just an accidental over-simplification on their part. It sucks the far right has subtly colonised so many spaces that should have been much more neutral.
@DialMforMara apparently when this news came out, lots of white men complained, and said the researchers were making it up, coz of the influences of feminists. Like we have that much power.
@DialMforMara My headcanon is trans man, obviously. 😀
@erosdiscordia go for it. My headcanon is that you didn’t have to be treated as a man to get respecct.
@DialMforMara Definitely. 👍🏼 Either way it's a kickass find!
@DialMforMara Armchair historians: Alas, this is a mystery that shall never be solved.
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