You "don't dispute the evidence" I've presented from a variety of scientific sources and yet, because it doesn't paint a picture that was as you expected, you've decided it's just modern assumptions. Do you actually hear yourself?

Reproductive psychologist James Knight had this to say about this story:

"This is a fabulous piece, Elle. Your accurate discussion of the contributions and roles of women to early agriculture is especially appreciated.

Also your separation of patriarchy and evolution is spot-on! This is one of the most intellectually insightful pieces that I have read on Medium in recent days. Very well done!"

If you would like to further educate yourself on this topic, I suggest that you read some of the many, many stories that I've written about it, each one chocked full of research data from a wide variety of scientific sources.

Let’s start with another one that James Knight gave glowing reviews to:

Bravo, Elle! This is "my kind" of article. Very well written, thought-provoking, critically thinking based, well researched and documented, and meticulously accurate.An oasis in a Medium desert of bullshit!Thank you!

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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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