Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that. They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?
What Glockgal said.
It’s even in college. I had to take a specialized history class to learn about women in history. They should call regular history classes what they are— a history of dead white men written by dead white men.
^^^^ As a historian and currently on my way to getting my second history-related degree, I can say this is horribly accurate as fuck.