Category Archives: Questions by Emma C

How would the world be different if men had periods too?

I don’t think it’s particularly possible to separate out the effect of menstruation on women from the effect of other gendered socialisation. We don’t know what exactly that biological cycle is responsible for in female bodied people. We can’t judge … Continue reading

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If every letter in the alphabet had a personality, which one do you think you would get along with best?

My instant thought is of Hairy Hat Man. When I was little, we were taught to think of the letters as people, so we could see how they interacted. The Hatman was allergic to the Cat, so when you had … Continue reading

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Is this an easy question to answer?

Technically, yes. But not to eke out to five hundred words. Which means I have to work out a way to say no it isn’t, and then take a few hundred words to lay out why, then slowly twist it … Continue reading

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Do you reckon an extra arm would be more hindrance or help?

Depends where you put it, and how long you had to adjust to using it. The brain is a ludicrously adaptable thing. Apparently able to fire neurons into networks that’ll deal with everything from existentialism to the existence of Noel … Continue reading

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Getting from A to B. Where is A and why do I want to get away from it? Where is B and why do I want to go there?

Restlessness. Which happens to be one of my favourite words. There’s a Björk song, Wanderlust, that eventually just collapses into foghorns and the repeated whispers ‘restless, relentlessness, restless’. It’s satisfying to say, just for the hissing and the rhythm. The … Continue reading

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Which is the most aesthetically attractive alphabet/language?

I think its important to recognise that there are two entirely different questions in that questions. Alphabets are not the same things as languages. Just because the written form of one is constructed from the other. Japanese doesn’t sound like … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be cool if pavements were giant, sentient, interconnected living organisms. Do you think we would treat them with a bit more care?

Or would they just rise up from beneath our feet and destroy us for our crimes against their people? The pavement manifesto would probably make an interesting document. The rhetoric of the oppressed would have less a less metaphorical turn … Continue reading

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