Re: Being another gender (was Pig Comment)

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 20:14:01 MDT

Amara Graps wrote:
> Spike Jones (, Tue, 13 Jun 2000
> >> but try being a "chick for a day", all you men.
> >If it ever becomes possible, I would do exactly that, in a
> >heartbeat. I want to figure out what it is ladies see in us ugly old
> >boys. {8^D spike
> Really? You would try being a woman for a day?

If you can find a way to let humans have accurate memories of being
something they think they can not easily become - for instance, of being
a woman for a man or vice versa, but *also*, say, of being a scientist
to an average person, or of being an average user to a designer of
products - you will find much interest just out of human curiosity. You
may also find that those who receive memories by this process open their
minds as a result, for one is less likely to brush off arguments from a
perspective that one has had. (You may, however, want to make said
memories recognizably unreal, such that people do not get confused as to
when they stopped being what they never were.)

> What if it was a day in
> a woman's life when she was pregnant?

This would not be my first choice of all female experiences, but I might
try it after trying others. (I would rather have the memory of a woman
on her wedding day, to better understand the significance of that.)

Of course, this all assumes that one can have the memories without
consequences - for instance, having given birth but not, once the memory
is done, actually having a new child just because of the memory.

> I wouldn't mind being a guy for a day so I could maybe reach the top
> shelf in my cupboard for once ...

That's not a guy thing. That's a tall person thing. And having the
memory would only frustrate you there; perhaps some arm extenders would

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