The patient’s family gathered to hear what the specialists had to say.
“Things don’t look good. The only chance is a brain transplant. This is an
experimental procedure. It might work, but the bad news is that brains are
very expensive, and you will have to pay the costs yourselves.”
“Well, how much does a brain cost?” asked the relatives.
“For a male brain, $500,000. For a female brain, $200,000.” Some of the
younger male relatives
tried to look shocked, but all the men nodded in understanding, and a few
actually smirked. Then the patient’s daughter asked, “Why the difference in
price between male brains and female brains?”
“A standard pricing practice,” said the head of the team. “Women’s brains
have to be marked down because they’re used.”