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New Poll - Gender Bender in Real Life
This week's poll is from Zarallx. You know those gender bender series? Like 1/2 Prince or Gacha Gacha. If you've never read any of those, it's when the main character switches genders for some reason. So a guy turns into a girl or a girl turns into a guy. If it really happened in real life, which do you think would be more difficult for that person to deal with? Any of you ever watched "She's the Man"?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: At what age did you start reading manga?
Choices:
10 years old and before (young'un) - votes: 3450 (18.2%)
10 to 14 years old (middle school years) - votes: 6591 (34.8%)
14 to 18 years old (high school years) - votes: 5482 (28.9%)
18 to 22 years old (college years) - votes: 2290 (12.1%)
22 to 30 years old (young adult) - votes: 818 (4.3%)
30 to 40 years old (prime times) - votes: 185 (1%)
40 years old and above (getting old) - votes: 125 (0.7%)
There were 18941 total votes.
The poll ended: March 22nd 2013

Wow, so many people started pretty young. Now if this was a full-blown survey, we'd also ask how old you are now, but alas, we're not doing that
Posted by lambchopsil on March 23rd 6:33am Comments ( 44 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» FormX on March 22nd, 2013, 11:44pm

Sort of hard to think about and unmotivated the way it's worded. Try

"Similar to a gender bender series, which would you prefer to happen to you?"

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» auriga on March 23rd, 2013, 12:10am

I think that only makes it worse. I'm a guy, so I definitely can't be a "girl who turns into a guy." A better question would be "would you want to go through a gender-bender experience, y/n?", which makes it a different question all together.

I dunno, but doesn't this boil down to the gender and/or sexual orientation of the respondents? Unless there's someone who has experienced being a guy and being a girl (in two separate occasions, of course), I'd say they're equally hard.

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» RattixEmpire on March 23rd, 2013, 12:21am

The only reason why I think turning into a female would be harder is that they would have to deal with getting their period, something girls collectively hate.

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» CatzCradle on March 23rd, 2013, 12:23am

From my experience of reading ridiculously amounts of genderbenders, it's usually the 'Guy => Girl' scenerio that's harder laugh

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» silencecomes on March 23rd, 2013, 1:07am

I'd say guys would have a much harder time adapting because of our ridicules mindset and thought patterns.. ( I for one would love to try being a girl for awhile. A day or two maybe)

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» mysstris on March 23rd, 2013, 1:31am

Oh oops...misread the poll. thought which preferred to read haha....
um...i chose guy --> girl but....idk b/c you turn into, it's not like cross dressing. If it was cross dressing gender bender then I choose girl -->.guy. Since it isn't....it's hard to say. I guess it depends on the person's personality.

but then again, if a guy --> girl, he'd have to deal with the TOM every month and its a b*tch honestly....

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» Damnedman on March 23rd, 2013, 1:37am

In the short term, maybe girl to guy. In the long term, definitely guy to girl. Most guys wouldn't mind having a set of boobs to play with or doing anything considered effeminate without prejudice for a while. In fact, I'm sure most guys would enjoy the experience until they have to deal with all the biological and possible social setbacks that girls have to go through. Menstrual cycles, prejudice in certain countries, backstabbing among female companions are just some of the things guys will regret having to face. Also you would actually have to care a lot more about what to wear and whatnot, instead of the good ol' grab whatever is clean and wear it.

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» xblkdragonx on March 23rd, 2013, 2:23am

Hmm not sure about the female backstabbing part. I, myself, am very selective of my small group of girlfriends so I'm very loyal and close to those I consider friends. 10 years of friendship, I think they consider me the same. So personally, I don't think backstabbing is that common of thing among females.

Adding on to prejudice part, recently I just read a post somewhere where it said "it's more acceptable for a woman to become a 'man' since she's 'bettering' herself. Vice versa, it's considered 'disgraceful' for a man to become a woman because he's becoming 'less' than he is, throwing away all his privileges that comes from being a man."

It's funny that this poll popped up just when I wrote an entire essay about the prevalent rape culture in society. Granted, rape occurs to both genders-women are not the only victims-but it is true a majority of rape victims are women. Most men don't realize that a lot of girls growing up are taught that rape can happen anywhere. From an early age, we are taught to fear any strange men and to stay vigilant. If rape does occur, it's usually, "Well it's your fault that you provoked the rapists. You weren't paying attention to what you wore and what you drank!" I can go on and on about this, but that's not the point of the poll lol. But yes, guys turning into girls, I don't think they can handle the sudden change in attitude that society will place on them. Suddenly, you will be considered second-class citizens, and face unwanted attention and sexual harassment on a daily basis. Some guys find it amusing to holler at girls to pass time or to show off to friends, but a lot of girls will either just find it annoying on a good day or a threat to their safety on a bad day. I'm not preaching feminism, just facts about what it's like to be a woman.

I think a girl turning into a guy will face a lot of challenges, but I'm not sure if it's as much as a guy turning into a girl. I mean forgoing monthly periods, I'm surprised no one mentioned childbirth yet! I don't think ANYONE wants to experience childbirth...not even most women!

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» HKSpice on March 23rd, 2013, 3:01am

Well, how would it make you feel to be always be consider a potential rapist? Can't even talk to kids without being considered a pedophile. Also, women get the right to be choosy about their men, while men can't be as choosy. Most women expect men to make the first move. Men also get screwed over by several laws, where as women usually don't. It's always seen as ok for the woman to play the victim, but never the man.

Periods and pregnancy both suck very bad, and I wouldn't want to go through either. The decreas in strength and the increased hardness of losing weight suck also.

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» HKSpice on March 23rd, 2013, 3:03am

Also, don't bullcrap me about women not being choosy, women are hypergamous, men are not.

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» xblkdragonx on March 23rd, 2013, 3:21am

Quote from HKSpice
Also, don't bullcrap me about women not being choosy, women are hypergamous, men are not.


Ouch, getting defense overe here! I wasn't about to argue with you on that point, dude.

In my opinion, the low-down, quick and dirty explanation on how women and men date is that women go for material wealth and men go for looks. Just my observation.

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» xblkdragonx on March 23rd, 2013, 3:13am

And that's why we have to abolish rape culture. But because rape culture still exists, as much as I would like to sympathize with men for being seen as potential rapists, I can't muster too much sympathy. It's still better to be seen as a potential rapists then to be seen as a potential rape victim. Women can always play the victim simply because women are always seen as weak and defenseless. Bias certainly-I'm not arguing with you on that- but that's just how the dice rolls.

LOL it's funny you mention about women being choosy in men. My original post had an additional paragraph that said, "I read in a youtube comment that as long as a girl is normal and doesn't have high standard, she can always get a boyfriend while it's harder for a boy to get a girlfriend period. Not sure how true that statement is, but if it is, I suppose that could be consider one of the challenges a girl turned into a guy would be." I took it out because I wasn't sure how that applied to a gender-bender since I'm not sure about their sexual orientation.

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» Damnedman on March 23rd, 2013, 4:50am

It's fairly well-known in psychology (from what I read in textbooks at least), that men are more confrontational when they have a problem with a member of the same sex, while women tend to be more sneaky. So while your individual case may differ, it is true for on a larger scale, more or less. Also, I was going to mention childbirth, but I figured that was a choice while the others were not. However, yes, labor pains would be difficult for anyone to go through.

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» xblkdragonx on March 23rd, 2013, 5:18am

lol...if those are considered my friends, I wouldn't need enemies x'D, but yes, I suppose I would agree with you that females tend to settle things with words rather than fists. Though I'm not sure if it's considered a psychology or for social reasons that women tend to be "sneaky". I mean, boys are taught to be "tough and manly" while girls are mostly meant to be "delicate and quiet" (I'm really generalizing here). At a young age, both genders are taught what to like and how to behave. Boys are to go for toys like monster trucks and action figures. Girls are to wear tutus and play with barbie dolls. Men are taught to be more physically, to exert their dominance while women are taught to be subtle and bend the rules to get what they want. So is it no wonder that men are more confrontational when it comes to disagreement and women be sneaky about it? I mean...when a woman gets in your face, starts screaming, most people dismiss her as a "crazy bitch" of no consequence, but isn't that just a woman acting aggressively? Though, I suppose if a man was to act like that, a restraining order would've been issued >____>

I think times have changed that a woman wouldn't have to have a child anymore, but I think it's still a touchy subject, especially in countries where women have low-standing. Having a child, or the inability to, determines a woman's worth still in some places. Often, if a woman says she doesn't want to have a child or don't want to, people would look at her like she's crazy or a bitch. If a mother doesn't want custody of her child in cases of a divorce, she's considered heartless. It's considered a social norm that a woman wants to be a mother, though clearly not all women wants children. So yes, having children is a choice, but is it really? I think both males and females are pressured into having a family since it seems like the next logical step after marriage, but a lot of people nowadays don't want to.

Damn it, I said I wasn't trying to preach feminism. I'm really not, but social discussion interest me. Please don't anyone get offended by my comments. These are just my opinions I'm spewing.

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» Damnedman on March 23rd, 2013, 6:19pm

@xblkdragonx Yes, I would say having children is a choice, at least in first world countries. Which is why a lot of the industrialized countries have a declining birthrate.

@Juuza You talk about how men are becoming disposable in China, India and Islamic countries but fail to note that women have a lot less rights there. In India, rape is a significant issue and not even the police care to do much about it and in Islamic countries, women have little rights and their entire life are dictated by their fathers.

Something that I've noticed is that both of you are talking as if a gender change will lead to a sexual preference change as well. Here's the thing: Most people would most likely retain their sexual preference due to their past experiences, and since the average person is heterosexual, they would most likely become homosexual after the gender change (the whole "I'm a man/woman living a woman's/man's body" deal being literal here). This is why I consider relationships to be a non-factor for the average person since homosexual relationships will be difficult for both sex.

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» Juuza on March 23rd, 2013, 7:37pm

In the case of China and India their rapid westernization and unbalanced sex ratio means that men will remain disposable long after women have gained equal rights to men.

In islam dominated countries, I agree that women there have no rights though the unbalanced sex ratio resulting from sex-based abortion together with the cultural polygamy has caused the unmarried men there to immigrate to western countries, which leads to another whole set of problematic issues if the reports are to be believed.

Back on Topic - I do not believe sexual preference would change upon an individual changing sex, I am merely looking at the reality of both sexes from a social/legal point of view in todays world.

Guy-Girls and Girl-Guys retaining their sexual preferences and becoming homosexual or celibate, would actually help Guy-Girls and Girl-Guys adapt quicker in some ways though I still maintain that Girl-Guys would have it tougher if the case of Norah Vincent is any indication.

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» Damnedman on March 23rd, 2013, 11:09pm

In her case, she was seeking relationships with women and despairing upon the fact that it was so much harder as a male to maintain a relationship than it is for a female. So no, I don't think her case is any indication it would be harder for girls to adjust to being a guy, since relationships are a non-issue if people will retain their sexual preference.

The biggest problem I have with your analysis is that you seem to focus on romantic relationships as being a core part of life and ignore the other social issues that comes from being a woman. Business, for example, is a largely male dominated field. Most of the higher ups are male, and many are discriminant against women holding the same amount of power. For developed countries, careers are becoming more and more important to the life of both sexes. It is a fact that a women trying to climb the corporate ladder or having a job in a job like engineering will most likely be marginalized. Strangely, the converse is not true; males working in female dominated industries often do just as well or even better. This is even worse in undeveloped countries, since women are often forced into a certain role and trying to pursue a career is laughable at best.

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» sakura8429 on March 23rd, 2013, 2:41am

i think it's easier to accept a girl suddenly becoming rough rather than a guy suddenly become feminine. it's just me
i wouldn't kiss the 'girl' though, neither the 'guy'

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» -shiratori- on March 23rd, 2013, 2:44am

Guy to Girl is probably harder, cause as soon as you have a vagina you end up on the radar of perverts, molesters and other degenerates of your neighborhood. And that is something I wouldn't want to cope with.

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» Juuza on March 23rd, 2013, 5:50am

I would say Girl turning into a Guy considering the rampant misandry in the western/westernized world, the lack of reproductive rights or proper male birth control pill, irreparable damage to a man reputation from false accusations and higher chance of committing suicide (and the anarchic barbaric form of traditionalism / power-based closet male rape in other non-western/westernized parts of the world if effeminate / powerless), though at the same time a Girl-Guy would be able to benefit from enjoying life through living on less unlike regular Girls / Guy-Girls and if fully a "Guy" despite "his" origins would gain the ability to be truly independent and sovereign similar to men going their own way or the Japanese (possibly East Asian) herbivore men.

Guy-Girls, despite possessing the known disadvantages women have in reality are pretty much the favored sex in all cultures by virtue of being able to give birth regardless of whether the hypergamous unscrupulous side of a woman’s nature is kept in check or not by a country’s culture and even the cultures that do not openly favor women still do so from a basic supply and demand level every time a female is aborted, honor killed, becomes a fourth wife, sixth concubine / slave or eighth booty call in a western/westernized soft harem, which in turn further increases the value of women while making men more disposable as seen in countries / cultures where men are increasingly outnumbering women (China, India, islam-dominated world, etc).

Guy-Girls and girls in general not only have the upper hand with the countless numbers of female birth control available, full reproductive rights, being favored both socially and legally in all interactions with men as well as unchecked female privilege (particularly in the western/westernized world), but as noted by social anthropologist Robert Briffault in Briffault’s Law (both in human and animal contexts) – “The female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Briffault)

Would Guy-Girls have a hard time after satisfying their initial curiosity? Sure, though they would also adapt to their new circumstances very quickly compared to Girl-Guys.


My question on the Manga Poll would be whether both Guy-Girls and Girl-Guys retain the same level of physical attractiveness in their newer bodies or somehow become more physically attractive as usually depicted in Gender Bender manga?

Fwiw the following articles (and wiki profile) is about a woman who spent 18 months disguised as a man and since her experiment, has never felt gladder to have been born a female.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/mar/18/gender.bookextr acts

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/item_cuzge9YexnWFgQ86Fz9E QK

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_Vincent



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» xblkdragonx on March 23rd, 2013, 6:21am

I'm left speechless with all the things I'm offended with...I'm like, men are considered disposable when women are honor-killed and female fetuses aborted left and rightconfused Whaaaat? I do think the reason the
male-to-female ratio is higher in those countries and females becoming a "commodity" while men "disposable" comes from the fact that women are killed there @__@.

I am trying very hard to see things from your point of view, and in fact I do agree that females do have certain privileges simply for being able to give birth (like almost automatic custody of the child), but the first two paragraphs threw me for a loop. I...I don't even know where to begin...

Whatever. I'll just say that each gender has their fair share of challenges so I guess it depends on what you consider your priorities that being a male or female is considered easier or harder.

At least for me, I wouldn't be able to handle Girl-Guy since I'd have no attraction to females and thus be a homosexual. With the way society treats same-sex couples, it'd be hard regardless.

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» Juuza on March 23rd, 2013, 7:17am

However disagreeable it is to you, I’m simply looking at things from a purely rational point of view outside of a western prism.

Think of the cumulative effects caused over the decades / centuries by non-western/westernized cultures where boys are preferred to girls (without considering the long term consequences of such notions paired with modern technology) as well as women killed from birth via gender based abortion (whether prenatal or postnatal) or being honor killed with the surviving women ending up being made one of many wives / mistresses of men with power.

In such a scenario there would be an increasing number of men who will never be able to get married (with the surviving unmarried women becoming very valuable and snapped out quickly by higher status men), such a population stripped of purpose is likely to become restless which means governments have to find ways of dealing with the increasing number of unmarried men.

In the past (and in some cases even today as well as in the future) through means such as triumphalist systems / creeds and nationalism, such men were made into disposable tools of war sent into battle against other countries where they would either be culled (believing they would be sent to the heavenly whorehouse in the sky to live forever) or if successful acquire wealth and booty from other nations / peoples.

Some men looking to escape their circumstances would expat to other countries, others (at least today) would become fathers via surrogacy, while a few would seek to depose the government or overturn society so they themselves could derive benefit from being the top dogs until the next lot of unmarried men deposes them down the line thus continuing the unstable cycle of violence and revolution.


There would be positives and negatives for Guy-Girls and Girl-Guys, however the latter would have it very rough from a social/legal point of view especially in the western/westernized world and would like in the case of Norah Vincent quickly realise that Male Privilege despite its infamous reputation actually sucks for men.




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» -shiratori- on March 23rd, 2013, 8:23am

Are you seriously arguing that the fate of the precious women who are held like domesticated animals in your fantasy is somehow better than those of the disposable men who at least have their human rights intact? Not to mention that it is hypocrisy to say that males in general are becoming disposable when the ones least disposable in society are actually the males of the elite.

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» Juuza on March 23rd, 2013, 9:21am

What part of observing the world around you and reading a history book is fantasy?

Quote
In polygyny, powerful men gather the most desirable women for themselves. And less powerful men "go hungry," wifeless. In fact, throughout human history, while 80% of women have reproduced, only 40% of men have. Those men who couldn't compete, didn't get to have even a single wife, and thus didn't have children. So, what did those men do with their time? According to Henrich, Boyd and Richerson, it appears they got into lots of trouble. Societies where polygyny has been (and still is) practiced, have higher rates of violent crime, poverty, and other types of crime such as fraud. Apparently, if you can't get a wife, what's the point of following the rules?

In fact, other research shows that polygynous cultures also end up with men caring less about the needs of their children, contributing less overall to family subsistence needs, and placing higher value on male aggression.

So, through a (probably unconscious) social process, societies have gravitated towards emphasis and requirement of monogamous marriages, because it smoothes out some significant social problems. By "sharing" out the women amongst a society's men, and allowing all men a democratic chance to get married, men spend more time worrying about looking like good potential mates, and have less time and energy to break the rules and get in trouble.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/women-who-stray/201202 /why-men-gave-polygamy



Being a believer of true equality I am not arguing for how things currently are in other parts of the world, just stating how things have always been throughout human history since at the end of the day one can only accommodate the reality of human nature rather then simply deny it exists.

And no, disposable men throughout history never had human rights even in todays world let alone the social/legal protections that women receive, not in the misandric west/westernized world nor outside of the west/westernized world.

Even in WW1 the average man (aka most lower class men) like women did not even have the right to vote and in the UK were even given white feathers by women in order to shame them into dying in the trenches ("Man up" and die for your country / religion / ideology / etc).

Do you honestly believe that higher-status elite men give a damn about other men and believe it is not in their interest to handicap other men, especially when they themselves benefit the most from how things are at the expense of other men?

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» -shiratori- on March 23rd, 2013, 11:37am

If you talk about the past, then the world was throughout history almost exclusively ruled by men. And yes it's just as you said, these men set up policies that benefitted them (and only them) the most. Which means that both men and women of the lower classes had to suffer from these policies. Yet you completely ignore the treatment the women had to cope with. The real issue here is not misandry, but the constant, indiscriminate abuse of power by the ruling class that is paving it's way like a red line through history. If you really want to change that men have to die like pawns in some random wars then better fight against oligarchy and capitalism instead of blaming their misfortune on the women.

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» Juuza on March 23rd, 2013, 7:15pm

While I agree with you that both lower class men and women had it rough in the past thanks to the elite men, one cannot overlook the fact that women even now are more likely to be protected/provided for due to society in general deeming them more valuable by virtue of having a limited amount of eggs within a lifetime (compare for example the number of homeless men with homeless women).

When one looks at the social/legal protections and privileges women benefit from compared with the misandry men face today in the west/westernized world (which is a big issue given the high societal stakes), one could also conclude that since a majority of women (upper 80%) are allied with the high-status men (top 20% who created "Big Daddy" Government as the ultimate provider that saves women from the consequences of their actions) in oppressing the lower-status male "proletariat" (lower 80%) who maintain / defend / build / innovate for civilisation, that the upper 80% of women are effectively part of the new exploitative class.

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/i-cruised-okcupid-and-c raiglist-for-dates-so-i-could-eat

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» gwkimmy on March 24th, 2013, 8:43am

HA, HAHA

protected? that's rich. even if that were true, it's sad that our only value in society is the eggs we carry in ourselves. no, don't worry, it doesn't matter that i might not want to have children, thanks. thanks guys.

people hate welfare, but also hate abortion and hate women who don't wish to have children and pursue a career instead. -_- oh no! men have to compete with other guys! i feel so sorry for you ;_;

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» Cthylla on March 23rd, 2013, 8:02am

I'm a guy turning into a girl sooooo I had to pick number 2, if only because I don't get along with guys very well, so it tends to make me sad, but I can understand why they would do so.

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» pitopeanut on March 23rd, 2013, 12:52pm

I'm really disappointed that there is no "I would not have a problem with either" option. Please do not assume that everyone has the same prejudices as you.

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» rincewind1990 on March 23rd, 2013, 12:57pm

That's not what the poll is about. It's asking who you think would have a tougher time adjusting; a guy who was turned into a girl or a girl who was turned into a guy. It's not about being prejudiced.

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» Cthylla on March 23rd, 2013, 3:07pm

Quote from rincewind1990
That's not what the poll is about. It's asking who you think would have a tougher time adjusting; a guy who was turned into a girl or a girl who was turned into a guy. It's not about being prejudiced.


Exactly. Some people can't read >_>

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» switchgear on March 23rd, 2013, 4:01pm

I think it would be a guy turning into a girl (as in the anime magical transformation type). As a guy seeing the things women have to go through on a daily basis (make-up and the like, generally all the little things they go through). All the girls I know get up an hour or too earlier for something then I do to get read. Hell I just wake up, do all the things I have to do in the washroom and leave for something like class in like half an hour, my brother's girlfriend takes two hours to go out.

That is not to mention the monthly going-ons and such. Also all the society stuff they have to deal with.

A girl going to guy is free of all this and really just has to learn how to pee standing up. That's another thing I guy going to a girl would lose that perk.

Let's not forget most men are pervs and in an anime gender switch type of situation (not the kind we have in reality)...I'll let you all fill in the rest.

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» crazyboutcute on March 23rd, 2013, 5:16pm

Really, what a silly question! "Gender" as a whole does not matter in such a case as this - it depends on the individual. If a transgender/transsexual individual were intending to get a sex change operation and suddenly became their desired biological sex by magic, I think that person would be quite happy with the way things turned out. On the other hand, a very traditional "masculine" man would have an extremely difficult time dealing with the fact that he's suddenly become a woman. Everyone is different and has different levels of adaptability and tolerance, so we can't really generalize which group it would be harder for. eyes

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» BurningFish on March 23rd, 2013, 7:00pm

I wouldn't care. Of course we are determined by gender, but we don't only consist of it. There are other things to a human being. So for me it would depend on if I like the actual person. I Don't care about the gender. It would be a little hard to deal with anyways, since you don't meet people like that everyday, but everyone can do as they like anyways.

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» switchgear on March 24th, 2013, 1:43am

I'm I the only one who read the question and thought If I was a guy and woke up a girl tomorrow or if I was a girl and woke up a guy tomorrow how what would be the new things I would have to adapt to on an everyday life level. You know the type of stuff usually covered in manga of these types.

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» gwkimmy on March 24th, 2013, 8:46am

if we're talking about manga situations in which WIZARDRY happens and suddenly gender swap, then i voted guy would probably have a harder time. ain't easy being female.

however, in a rl situation, both genders would have an equally difficult time.

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» x0mbiec0rp on March 24th, 2013, 9:33am

Obviously, girl turning into guy. There's a good chance that your clothes will now be too small (Naked trip to the mall is no fun... unless you find that sort of thing fun), and even if they aren't, you'll have to make it to the clothes shop as a man in lady's clothes.

Guys turning into girls are more likely to have clothes that are too large, which are at least still wearable, and wearing a girl wearing men's clothing is socially acceptable.

After that the big problems are all issues of getting people to believe you are you and not crazy, which both gender switches would have to deal with.

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» Damnedman on March 24th, 2013, 9:49am

That's why we have the internet. laugh Just order your clothes online. You can even have it shipped the next day if you needed badly.

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» x0mbiec0rp on March 24th, 2013, 7:07pm

Quote from Damnedman
That's why we have the internet. laugh Just order your clothes online. You can even have it shipped the next day if you needed badly.

Just hope you don't need to go anywhere... and you live alone...

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» BlackOrion on March 24th, 2013, 2:45pm

I voted Girl to guy because a Girly guy had it harder in life than a Tomboyish Girl. If a girl were to act like a girl while having a guy's body, even in this age, she might get beaten to death, in the other hand that is less likely to happen to a "Tomboyish" girl, since some people just prefer that kind of girl. Even tough homophobic induced violence is less likely to happen in our times it is still possible and a girl in a guy's body might end up a victim of it more often than the other way around.

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» sagesmith on March 25th, 2013, 10:02pm

Quote from BlackOrion
I voted Girl to guy because a Girly guy had it harder in life than a Tomboyish Girl. If a girl were to act like a girl while having a guy's body, even in this age, she might get beaten to death, in the other hand that is less likely to happen to a "Tomboyish" girl, since some people just prefer that kind of girl. Even tough homophobic induced violence is less likely to happen in our times it is still possible and a girl in a guy's body might end up a victim of it more often than the other way around..


Good point. I can see this happening. And even if she's acting on natural impulses and emotions she'll (in a man's body) be marked feminine and homosexual, which could easily lead to violence from other men!

I think in a nutshell, GUYS turning to GIRLS would have many personal problems, where GIRLS turning into GUYS would have many societal problems. Depending on the circumstances it can either really suck or really not be an issue. I think the real question is what environment will the gender-crossed person be dealing with?

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» caozhi on March 26th, 2013, 5:42pm

Who says one is harder than the other?

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» That3rdGuy on March 26th, 2013, 8:45pm

I don't think it'd be hard for either. Coping with the change would likely occur quickly, but I imagine the sexual preferences would stay the same. All I know is that it'd be weird to masturbate. laugh

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» energizerbunny on March 28th, 2013, 1:15pm

Ohhhh, I thought the poll was asking "if a guy/girl tried to pretend to be the other gender, which would be harder." Lolll. Was totally thinking that a girl would have to bind her chest and stuff but a guy just needs to cover up more, probably. Haha.

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