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what to google

November 14, 2009

from gawker by the way of slate-

when you type in phrases to google like “is it wrong to” you get all sorts of funny answers. I tested my own,

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I tried out a lot of really funny/weird ones, but what I was most interested in was the difference between “can a man” and “can a woman:

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With the exception of “can a man love two women”, all of the questions are about the possibility of the feminizing of men. When, in turn, you search, “can a woman” you get:

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What a difference. With the exception of “can a woman be a pastor” all of the questions are about pregnancy..

By this measure, it seems like the greatest fear of a man is to be a woman and the greatest fear of a woman is to be too womanly, or to get pregnant by an animal, which is certainly my greatest fear in life.

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