20/20: A Self-Made Man: Women goes under cover...

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20/20: A Self-Made Man: Women goes under cover...

Unread postby Mercuryotis » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:53 pm

I just saw this on 20/20 tonight
It was really interesting,

A Self-Made Man: Woman Goes Undercover to Experience Life as a Man

here are some excerpts from the article;

Jan. 20, 2006 — Norah Vincent has lived as a man. She didn't undergo a sex change or radical hormone treatments. She simply went undercover. In an extraordinary feat of acting, disguise and guts, Vincent lived among men — as a man — for 18 months to see what life was like on the other side of the gender divide.

"This wasn't just a stunt. This was about learning. This is a human project. It was about finding something out about the human creature. Â… And I learned it the best possible way because I went through it," Vincent told "20/20's" JuJu Chang...

[her conslusions]

"Men are suffering. They have different problems than women have, but they don't have it better," she said. "They need our sympathy. They need our love, and maybe they need each other more than anything else. They need to be together."

Ironically, Vincent said, it took experiencing life as a man for her to appreciate being a woman. "I really like being a woman. Â… I like it more now because I think it's more of a privilege."

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