- PMS, menopause and breast cancer would be called "co-morbidities".
- Neuroanatomical differences between men and women would be cited as evidence of pathology.
- Low employment wages and education rates (which would be worse than in our reality) would be cited as evidence of poor long-term outcome.
- Some researchers would speculate that differences in hair and blood mineral concentrations between men and women might give clues on the etiology of femaleness, and could even lead to a cure.
- Twin studies would find a very high concordance of femaleness among monozygotic twins (near 100%) and not so high among dizygotic twins (around 50%). Researchers would thus conclude that a single gene must be involved in the etiology of femaleness.
- Giving birth would be considered a "splinter skill".
- Instead of gynecologists, there would be DFN! doctors.
- Some ethically-challenged doctors would recommend hormone agonists to try to cure femaleness, and some parents would go along with such recommendations despite well known adverse effects.
- Parents would lament that their female children will never become engineers or athletes.
- Whenever females do become engineers or athletes, people would wonder if that means they are men now.
- Some parents would declare their female children "recovered" after they start playing with toy cars.
- People would speculate that, curiously, women appear to be more attractive than men.
- Men would tell of horror stories of women who became hysterical and "had to" be drugged/committed.
- Thomas Szasz would claim that "female" does not exist, but is simply an expedient label given to those without penises so they can be marginalized.
- Others would argue endlessly over whether femaleness is a disease, a disability, or simply a difference.
- Some would also argue that person-first language ("she has femaleness") is more value-free than person-second language ("she is female").
- Claims that gender roles are a cultural construct or that "female" is a type of person would be scoffed at.
- Feminists would be called anti-cure advocates.
- The feminist movement would be dismissed as being comprised mostly of mildly feminine females, and a few mildly masculine males.
- Females with an anti-cure view would be asked for proof of gender, including pictures of genitalia. Females with a pro-cure view would not.
- There would be a blog titled "Hating Femaleness" by someone who, not surprisingly, also hates homosexuality.
- Whenever they come across a medicalized article about them, females would feel like crap.
[Inspired by The Etiology and Treatment of Childhood]
Zilari has posted a follow-up titled A Better World?