Gender Informed by Schrodinger

Someone wrote…

I like to think of my gender the same way Schrödinger thought about the cat in his experiment: Until somebody observes it, it’s neither one nor the other.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on September 19th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Gender Informed by Schrodinger”

  1. Anonymous

    love it!


  2. mimi

    this is such a perfect way of putting it <3


  3. Cameron Joel

    Oh my goodness, I think you are a genius.


  4. J.D.

    How have I never thought of this? I LOVE it!


  5. Elle

    Carefull, though, don’t let anyone observe it or it may be dead.


  6. Anonymous

    The physisist in me wants to cry at how badly everyone misinterprets shrodingers cat, but the queer girl in me says that you’re awesome.


    Anonymous replied:

    I was afraid I’d misconstrued it but I really couldn’t understand it any better than that… I like physics but I don’t have the mind for it. The linguist in me cries about your spelling of Schrödinger though so we’re even? ;)

    Thank you for the compliment :)


  7. Anonymous

    How about a modification for the physicist: I am simultaneously male and female until be gendered by an observer collapses me into a single state.


  8. Anonymous

    Yeah, I really can’t spell <3


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