Looking through the eyes of another and trying to understand their point of view is an important skill to foster in one’s intellectual development. Understanding that your experiences are not necessarily the experiences of others and then learning from them can really enhance your critical thinking skills and ability to argue effectively.

This ‘what if’ touches on many of the contentious topics that women in today’s society face. The mystification and commodification of the female body comes to mind as well as the dark history of patriarchal medical science and science in general. Has it gotten better? Ish? There still remains much work to be done in getting the misogyny out of science and medicine.

Indulge for a moment though the thought as a male of being on the short end of the stick and that disadvantage was dictated to you systematically in society. Imagine how much it would suck.