It is common belief that the ‘good little girl’ narrative started in the prehistoric era, thousands of years ago, with women sheltering in caves, performing the roles of mothers or helpless creatures at the mercy of powerful and strong men. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that the hunter-gathering role was in fact carried out by both men and women and there was no differentiation between roles. Women could and indeed can hunt.

So, if the ‘good little girl’ narrative didn’t start in the Palaeolithic, when did it start? Perhaps in the post-classical era or even the Middle Ages, as ...


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