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Hank Pellissier wants to eliminate dudes February 2, 2011

Posted by Summerspeaker in Evo psych, Feminism, Transhumanism.
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Ey has the right idea, though I prefer John Stoltenberg’s approach. I found Hank’s article amusing and somewhat frustrating. Ey suggests biological sex as the cause for the many listed gender differences. The current evidence cannot support such notions. As shown in Cordelia Fine’s book Delusions of Gender, most claims of neurological distinctions between XX and XY folks rest on sloppy research and popular narratives. The social aspect of the gender distinction deserves serious consideration. I rather doubt males rape and murder so much simply because of their chromosomes. That we can blame on masculinity. Transmen have been known to adopt the cult of violence as part of their dudely identity without any hormone treatment.

As Hank hints at in the conclusion, moving toward a genderless world requires a cultural campaign more than technological change. While the imagined Kaguya society surely would be an improvement over current conditions, the practical difficulties of actually implementing such a program mean it would take smashing the patriarchy to even get started. I suspect we can do better than hypothetical 130-year lifespans for some distant generation. For those who fixate on phenotypical differences, improving body modification and virtual reality should throw gender into a promising state of confusion over the coming decades. I say we aim at full liberation for the already living.

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1. rapscallion - February 4, 2011

“While the imagined Kaguya society surely would be an improvement over current conditions…”

Are you assuming that the sexual orientation of the all female/bi-maternal society would also be altered so that nearly everyone would be attracted to females/bi-maternals? If not, it’s hard to imagine anything more horrible than a society where the vast majority of people live lives of overwhelming sexual frustration because there are no suitable sex partners.

2. Summerspeaker - February 4, 2011

I consider biologically determined sexual orientation unlikely. Hank’s proposed society might be a decent way to test that theory. The concepts of sexual attraction to only folks with certain body parts and overwhelming frustration for lack of sex partners both baffle me on a personal level.

3. asdfsadfsdf - August 14, 2011

“I consider biologically determined sexual orientation unlikely. ”

Then you must be very unfamiliar how children come into existence my friend and even more ignorant of biology as a whole.

4. mattl42 - March 23, 2012

What do you think of Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto?


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