>be me, cyberanon
>living in current year of 2077
>Puberty Inspection Day has arrived
>after President MechaClinton instated the Absolute Gender Equality Act of 2064, it was then argued in the supreme court that PID would have to apply to girls too
>At least us boys don't have to suffer alone
>bell rings and the intercom directs us all to the gym for inspection
>split off into two lines and wait for our turn inside the Automated Measurement Machine
>or as it was known informally, the Nubaby Judge 9000
>a few years back one of the nurses got a bit handsy with all the students being measured and the whole class ended up failing
>after an investigation and a few threatened lawsuits, they decided it wasn't practical to use human adjudicators anymore
>shame none of them were allowed a re-measure though, since their score had already been marked on the permanent record
>but their sacrifice wasn't in vain, now they use a machine to perform measurements
>friend waiting in line with me gives me a nudge
>"I hear it's like the sorting hat, you just have to believe really hard and it'll let you pass"
>"Nah, you just have to wave your 12 inch wand and say the magic words"
>share a sensible chuckle
>"Anon Emousse, you're next"
>step forward towards the large metal box, which had been constructed at the back end of the gym hall
>one conveyor belt leads into it and another leads out to freedom on the other side
>nubabies get diverted out of the side and dropped in the nursery extension that was built on the back of the gym
>"Lie back on the belt, press your feet against the footholds, grab the handles on the side and let the machine do the rest"
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