Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Brain Experiment: Expanding Cognitive Awareness

Presently I've found myself in an interesting experiment, what is effectively an 'what is it like for a girl?' phase. In an erstwhile attempt to expand my cognitive awareness slash to understand the fairer sex a bit more, I came up with the idea of immersing myself in the stimulus that I witness femmes gravitating towards.

(^Raise-Finger-to-comment - Ed)

No Ed, I don't mean wearing skirts and dating guys.

(v-Lower-Finger - Ed)

My first (unwitting - Ed) soiree into that experiment involved reading/being seen to be reading The Vagina Monologues at Chapters book store.

1. To read the work


2. To see what reaction I'd get being seen reading the book (being male - Ed).

I find women in general hyper-interesting (if an enigma - Ed) *cough* And perhaps more to the point, it disconcerting that there are these entirely 'other' manners of existing out there, und finally came to the conclusion one day, 'why live your entire life one way never knowing or tasting bits of all those other existences that uh exist out there?'

At present this experiment manifests with reading femme-centric-manga, listening to femme-centric-music, reading femme-writ werks, (actually "listening" to femmes - Ed) et cetera.

My conclusion thus far is something you're no doubt already well aware of, it is very cool to be a girl.

I've discovered what I believe to be some interesting dynamics and correlations. For example, femme-selected environmental-and-sensory input (such as choice of friends, peers and music) both reflects and augments certain characteristics. Almost all of which are (in my view) oft creative, emotionally-resonating and/or intellectually-stimulating.

Although this may seem obvious from an text-book vantage point, it's one thing to hear it said, and another to experience it. If only to a small degree.

It doesn't make me want to -be- female, and probably offensively (<--and rightly so to some femmes -Ed) it makes me only that much -more- protective ("typical male" response - Ed) because like Canada as a nation, I find Women in general are magnificently special camelot-like magical beings that we are bloody lucky exist in this world.

(I loathe that [Canadian Prime Minister - Ed] Harper is threatening to turn the 49th Parallel into a meaningless - when he attempts to backdoor-dismantle Medicare through deliberate systematic omission and neglect, I hope people finally take notice and stand up for Canada and say, "that's enough 'mate, you're fired, this is Canada, we pay more in our taxes, than the Americans do FOR A REASON - because we believe in putting our money where our ideals are - we're all deaded in 100 years time anyway, what difference will it make then? let some of our tax dollars 'ave seen to it that people were helped that needed it, that no one felt like nobody cared, that nobody died alone" - money has no legacy of its own, it's how it's spent that defines us as a people. imo)

Sorry, tangent relapse.

Anyway, I would summarize the findings of my experiment this way: I find that Women ultimately are (now) defining themselves with far fewer socially-or-internally-applied inhibitors than Men do (id est. imo males have more behavior and thought inhibitors than women presently do - spreching on average).

Ergo, women are now, in my view, constructing their own, uh, constructs from a larger possible potentiality pool, with far more (internal) leverage and freedom.

And I would stipulate as a hypotheses, that imo women are therefore presently Evolving at a higher rate.

I imagine it will balance out in the long run, as males begin our next evolutionary spurt, but, this, is the time to be a femme.


I realize there is an observable inherent possibly offensive irony 'ere (you don't say - Ed) *cough* that I could be taken to task for, namely the audacity of a male attempting to comment on your femmes existence, but I would only say that I do not profess to fully 'understand' Women, I only profess to be trying to.

Und to be enjoying the trip.

For anyone wishing to expand their cognitive awareness, I would highly sugg attempting your own personal variation on the experiment. Immersing yourself in the opposite sex's stimuli for awhile, and examining how your mind is affected.

(^Raise-Skirt - Ed)

Go Away Ed.


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