For her book self made man, Feminist writer Norah Vincent decided to undergo an 18 months experiment, where she would disguise herself as a man and then integrate herself into male only venues.

In order to become this male character, “Ned Vincent”, Norah got a buzz cut and flattened her chest to hide her breasts. She hired a make-up artist to fake a 5 o’clock shadow and trained for several months to imitate a deeper manly voice.

During the 18 months experiment, Nora joined a male bowling team, went to strip clubs and dated women, all without revealing her true gender and identity.

After the 18 months experiment, Norah would come to a crucial realization.