Nov 19, 2018 2:33 PM
in color amentans meet hazel
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"If you turned into a bird would you care if it was a female bird?"

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"Uh, I'd care slightly more about whether it could fly but given the choice I'd prefer a female bird, yes."

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"Being a male bird would be weirder!"

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"You, uh, identify with female ...things? In general? All of them?"

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"That seems like a strong way of putting it, but... compared to male things? Sure?"

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" - birds don't even have babies, they lay eggs."

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" - so what are you even identifying with? If scientists find a species where, I don't know, one class of being has gametes and the other has an environment in which the gametes develop, do you identify with one of those? Does it depend on which ones the scientists call girl ones?"

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"Honestly it probably depends on which ones the scientists call girl ones. It's really not about the thing you keep trying to make it be about though."

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"I don't understand what thing it is about."

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"Manifestly. Look, haven't you noticed any statistical differences in genders, are you just figuring that's entirely cultural - we don't acculturate people into pickpocketing or whatever and that's nearly all men -"

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"Muggles don't educate women and in many societies don't let them out of the house, and there are physical strength differences and you're a society where physical strength is relevant to the majority of jobs. I'm not saying there won't be personality differences in the statistical aggregate among humans raised back in Anitam with Amentan adoptive parents but I'd expect we'd need a really large sample to detect them."

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"Maybe if you raise them like that they won't turn up obviously on surveys but I wonder what happens if you ask them if they'd mind being turned into the opposite sex much."

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"You think they'd mind a lot more than Amentans? We would mind some, Telkam is not typical with respect to any psychological traits I have had the chance to evaluate him on."

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"Hey."

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"Would any of you turn it down - hm - prospects of having children were unaffected, all relevant partners still wanted to be with you, annnnd new body looked a lot like you but objectively prettier, or you got ten ni, or something?"

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" - I wouldn't really take any actions for ten ni but I'd definitely, personal life equal, be a prettier female me, are you saying humans wouldn't?"

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"Yes. Or at least plenty of us, maybe some would."

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"I'd have to think about it."

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"Not for any amount of money. Or attractiveness. Or - yeah. No."

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"I'd be a pretty girl."

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"Of course you would."

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"Theodore's not representative, as aforementioned."

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