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screenshot of a twitter post:
TomboysForBiden(but Anime)🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 posts:
Would you press it?

will you push the button?

99% chance of getting 1 million dollars
1% chance of becoming a girl

Olufémi O. Taiwo quote retweets the post: philosophy twitter: can we agree that this is not a math question

tumblr post, replying to the screenshot:
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as a completely cis dude, | would press this button immediately, without question. There are a lot of things | would do for money, but shit I’d do this for like 20 bucks… maybe less?

arch-user
She said with all too much confidence

A DAY!??!?!

    • Neato@ttrpg.network
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      Same. I’m about halfway done already. What’s another 40 being a bit different? I’d be lucky to have such a varied perspective on life.

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        It would at least make the last half more interesting because there’d be more learning, unless the button takes away ADHD the dopamine alone makes it worth pressing

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      I like to imagine the profile pic changed immediately after the transition was complete, and at the time of the “completely cis” post it was something manly, like… I don’t know, hotwheels?

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    Everyone here debating the mechanics of the button or engaging with the question explicitly posed.

    But I’m just trying to figure out wtf the bottom comment in the pic is about. A day? What day? No time frame is ever mentioned in any other part of the post.

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      Arch-user in the image said they were a “completely cis dude” and would hit that button, then replied to themselves (~1 day later) calling herself “she” - implying they became(?) trans within that time period. The final response is from another person, incredulous at the short timeline between “completely cis” and trans

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          Most likely just awkward rounding when the screenshot was taken. A lot of the time those post age indicator tags just count the number of hours between it and you then each multiple of 24 is a day without caring about when the actual date changes. So the first could easily have been at like 7pm one day and the second like 11am the next day and they’d both get abbreviated at 6 days ago if you were looking at it at like 4pm when you haven’t quite hit the next multiple of 24 hours.

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      The comment-times both say 6 days for the arch user and 4 days for the person commenting “a day” so I’m assuming on their end there was about a day time difference between the time the arch user posted the post about the button and realising they’re probably trans, which is exceptionally fast and worthy of the day comment.

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      I’m wondering how literal “girl” is. Like, would I go back to being a little girl? Absolutely not. But would I go back to being like 20? Maybe! There’s some shit I’d like to do differently.

      However, I’d wayyyy rather have the cash.

  • I seem to be the minority here, but, while I’d press the button, I wouldn’t mash it or press it a bunch of times, or eagerly press it… because periods. And PMS. And misogyny. But, mostly periods.

    I think being a girl has some pretty sucky parts that is guys completely avoid, and for which I’m really grateful. And I think a lot of dudes who fantasize about transitioning sort of skip over, although I guess with no ovaries trans women get to avoid the worst of it. Although they still have to deal with the patriarchy, and that’s pretty shitty.

    So, yeah. I’d press it, but with some trepidation.

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    I have a question though:

    If I became a girl through the button, the button would then change and give me a 1% chance of becoming a boy. I could just proceed to then press the button again and be myself again and get a bunch of cash

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    I’m a straight dude and would press the button in a heartbeat because I don’t see either of those options as problematic (as the meme usually suggests).

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    So uhhh. On the premise that women can’t slam this thing as many times as they want without consequences so they also stand a risk of a gender swap…

    Why would we not just keep pressing the button until we turned back?

    Okay but all of that gone, 1 press, these are your chances, fuck yeah. In a fucking second. This isn’t a hard question unless you’re already wealthy.