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lillakat was telling me she hopes to someday have a voluntary histerectomy because having her tubes tied is not 100% insurance against getting pregnant. I told her that yeah, if she got pregnant after that, that they'd have to put her name down with Mary... or on a tabloid somewhere: "Miracle woman gets pregnant in her colon"
Lilla said that'd be just as much a miracle as *me* having a baby. I said I could just see it: "Oh, I've felt pretty horrible for the last nine months. I have to take a shit." Sitting down on the toilet, give a push, and "oh my god, that sounded like a huge one! *looks at it* HOLY SHIT, AN UMBILICAL CORD!"

She was laughing like a pteradactyl for 5 whole minutes!

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capybyra
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
one segment of the mpreg commuity tags that as an "ass baby"
yeah- there's a certain percent of the most externally seeming mundane folks who have contemplated mpreg. That movie with Ahnold having a baby mainstreamed mpreg further. Then there was a surrealist web theater about Men with Cramps. Which turned out to be a viral marketing stunt for heat activated menstrual cramp relief pads. And they were floored by the fanfic mpreg community being the source of "referring link" originations. Bluntly put-it appeared that more folks with an entanglement to mpreg were viewing the ads than genetic women who had a need for the product. Splitting the sexual possibility by 50% it still shows a bias of otherwise inexplicable males showing interest and follow thru searches according to someone's Google Fu. which shows there might be a sizable % of genetic males who have menstrual curiousity. How many are like me with menstrual envy is another curious to me number. Which goes back to the mpreg trip. Cloning as a male having his own baby seems so cool. Yeah- it's an idle fantasy. Hmn- a race that reproduces that way by choice?
fayanora
Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: one segment of the mpreg commuity tags that as an "ass baby"
I think it would be neat if, in the future, some group of humans modified themselves through genetic engineering to give males the ability to have babies, too. Of course, while they were at that, why not give women the ability to father children? Which would technically make the new species hermaphroditic, while still tending towards binary gender physically. (secondary sex characteristics.) Or would it? Would it not just make the new species androgynous, too?
capybyra
Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
F.M. Busby. The Breeds Of Man
Humanity does become er-interesting. Get the book!
fayanora
Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: F.M. Busby. The Breeds Of Man
Drats. The library doesn't have it. Nor does it come up on the I.L.L. search, either. I'll have to save my pennies and buy it.
capybyra
Feb. 22nd, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
it's a book you likely will find worth it
It altered my perceptions of the thinkable. Even if not for us- the next generation or close:> Let's just say it would change the math on "generation ship" colony ventures too.
fayanora
Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
Re: it's a book you likely will find worth it
Yeah, it would effectively double the number of possible breeding pairs on a generation ship. "Honey, we should have another child." "Okay, but I was the pregnant one last time, it's your turn this time."
fayanora
Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: it's a book you likely will find worth it
Oh, and before I forget: I'm developing a universe for potential stories or novels in which humans send out colony ships into the galaxy and find themselves to be the only sentient species in the entire galaxy. Most of the worlds are different from Earth, sometimes in slight ways but usually in huge ways. In order to colonize these worlds, they genetically engineer new species of human designed to be adapted to these environments. Or, in some cases, make new species of humans just for other reasons, ie improving humanity through genetic engineering. I got the basic idea of new species of humans via genetic engineeing from "Glory Season" by David Brin, which takes place on a planet where the vast majority of humans are females in family clone groups, with summer-born (or was it summer-conceived?) children being "vars" - genetically unique male or female children. It's a pretty awesome book.
capybyra
Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Brin's one of our under appreciated treasures..
The Uplift books for example. One could do worse than David's work for inspiration:>
fayanora
Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Re: Brin's one of our under appreciated treasures..
Yeah, those were very inspiring too. :-)

Ever read "Kiln People"? It is made of Awesome!
chameleon_path
Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Most doctors today will not talk to a woman these days about getting her tubes tied unless she's already past thirty and/or had at least one child, and will not normally consider talking about a hysterectomy with her unless there's a medical problem. The reasons commonly given for the first are "Well, you know, you might want a kid later" and for the second "It can cause hormonal issues later." Personally, I don't want anything to do with kids or the monthly mess that goes along with the ability to have them, so I think it's ridiculous that very few doctors will pay any attention to what I want done to my own body. There are a few doctors out there who will talk about both options, but the medical community is still under assault from the fundie Xtian idea that babies come before women, and finding doctors who believe otherwise may be difficult for your friend.
fayanora
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Well Lilla is almost 30.

Her reasons given for not wanting kids were that she knows she'd make a poor, inattentive parent.
chameleon_path
Feb. 24th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Same here - that, and I can't stand kids anyway. If she's near 30 she might be able to find a doctor on that. If she were closer to my age, good luck.
fayanora
Feb. 25th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, Lilla loves other people's kids, but she just knows she wouldn't be a very attentive parent.

Any idea how much a histerectomy would cost her?

She's technically kinda trans anyway. If we could swap plumbling, I'm sure she'd be up for it. :-)
chameleon_path
Feb. 26th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
No idea how much it costs. (Not to nitpick, but it is "hysterectomy," by the way - related to the word "hysteria," which the ancient Greeks thought was purely a feminine reaction. Bloody sexist bastards...)
fayanora
Feb. 26th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure hysteria was only ever a Victorian-era thing. Sexual repression is what caused it. Pretty sure the ancient Greeks never had that.
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