Nov 19, 2018 2:33 PM
in color amentans meet hazel
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- shrug.

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"...there's a fact of the matter that humans sort you that way. And there's a fact of the matter that you could get pregnant. I think the thing we're confused about is what other facts of the matter there could be."

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"Oh, for heaven's sakes, little girls are still little girls and not little boys, and so are old women women and not men, and so's Kitty."

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" - so - hmm - say someone is orange, and wants to be purple, and they swap orange to Miolee and then purple back to Anitam, which we make difficult to pull off but not impossible. Now they're purple. It's not that there isn't a real fact of the matter about their caste, but that since there is a real fact of the matter about their caste you can change things until now those real facts produce a different output. Treating human sexes as the thing which castes are, what is the thing that you'd change that would make little girls not little girls? Is it their genitals?"

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"Can you stop saying 'genitals' quite so much? I suppose that might do it but if you didn't keep your wands to yourselves or I had to pass inspection as Isaiah in the nude for some reason I'd want to be put right again."

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"I guess I probably would? But same way I'd want to be put right if I were turned into a different male person, it'd just be strange."

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Susanna makes a face.

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"I would be way less bothered by being turned into a different male person than being turned into a girl. Even if I were on Amenta and no one was going to think anything of it."

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"That's weird."

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Shrug.

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"And it's not for sex reasons?"

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" - it's partially for sex reasons I guess? It's not entirely for sex reasons but it would definitely be unacceptable to have sex if I were a woman."

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"You are all very strange."

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"Assuming you ran into me before sex reasons came up as a concern I don't think that I would have minded very much being turned into a boy? It would be inconvenient that people wouldn't recognize me but it doesn't... look uncomfortable to be a boy, or anything."

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"I don't think I'd mind being a girl."

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" - well, that is a vastly more sensible preference but makes it hard to have a unified theory of - humans -"

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"I wouldn't like being a boy at all, I'm just - not."

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"I would hate being purple but not because I'm not, because it would suck and people would assume wrong things about me and not let me do interesting things and my social circle would not contain the people I like to hang out with. If I were purple I'd still hate it."

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"Well, if my parents'd had a boy first then he'd like to be a boy, but he wouldn't be me."

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" - why would he like to be a boy? Because of how he was acculturated? If someone Transfigured you in the crib would you now like to be a boy?"

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"...I dunno, probably not though, God made me a girl."

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"He did! We're different things."

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"But - Pelape have you and Miranda talked enough to get the answer to the question I'm trying to get at here -"

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"No, this is new. Uh. I'm not even sure what to ask."

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