In controversial research, which has already been condemned as 'reprehensibly
androcentric' by leading feminist archaeologists, it has been suggested that the overwhelming majority of feminist
archaeologists are female. Even more controversially, the same study seems to show that a significant proportion have
unhappy relationships with men behind them, are overweight or have physical characteristics that would see them classified
as 'ugly' or 'disfigured' by most accepted medical benchmarks. Many are thought to fulfil all of these criteria.
Paul Curphey, who carried out the research on behalf of Archaeological Thinktank 'Logical Holes',
told us: "the figures are clear: there is a
definite correlation between thinking that archaeology has traditionally adopted an untenably phallocentric perspective and
being a great big sweaty lump that no right-thinking man would ever want to engage in the physical act of love-making".
Helen Burrell, a leading feminist archaeologist, responded by saying that the research represented
nothing but a transparent attempt to deflect attention from the compelling case that exists in favour of a radical
feminist reappraisal of Egyptian history. "The work of the archaeosisterhood will not be complete until at least half of
Egypt's rulers are revealed as the women they clearly were", she spluttered to our reporter. Burrell is widely reported to
be female, and according to one report is thought unlikely ever to have had a consensual sexual partner of either gender.
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