The concept of “treating yourself” is considered to be a modern idea, but earlier this week archeologists have found what they believe to be the first case of an empowered woman treating herself.
The fossil of the cavewoman (now nicknamed “Wendy”) depicts the skeleton of a woman standing confidently with her hands on her hips, dramatically altering archaeologist’s timelines for the advent of “me time” among women.
“Wendy had a hard life as a cavewoman,” says archeologist Penny Lowbo. “So it’s really inspiring to see her kick back and treat herself.”
She was found surrounded by arrowheads, spears, twigs, seashells, and other accessories as well as an adorable little owl skeleton that is believed to have been Wendy’s pet because Wendy deserved love, too.
“We found Wendy in the same area as famous skeleton, Lucy,” Lowbo explains. “We wonder if they know each other, and if Wendy could have shown Lucy how to find herself and be empowered.”
Lucy was found in 1974 with her fossilized head tilted slightly down, leading experts to believe she was looking down wistfully wishing she could obtain a thigh gap.
We have often wondered where our inner fierceness comes from—is girl power learned or genetic? What we do know is that Wendy is the missing link, and has archeologists, scientists, and intellectual women all over the world saying, “YASSSS QUEEN!”