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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. tigtog
    tigtog June 10, 2013 at 7:58 am | *

    One of my favourite misconceptions about the classical graeco-roman period is the idea that their sculptures were these white marble ideals: in fact they were painted in what appears to modern eyes as an extraordinarily garish palette. That’s why what’s in so many museums have those “blank” eyes – because the eyes were expected to be painted on.

  2. TomSims
    TomSims June 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm |

    If I had a dollar for all of the misconceptions in the world, I’d have more money than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined.

  3. Zoe
    Zoe June 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm |

    I heard a lecture about vomitoria during Latin camp! Totally blew my mind. Every stadium today has at least one vomitorium, from which people vomunt (spew forth) while exiting. Less sexy, but still cool.

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