Woman’s Tears Machine Gun

Ken Rinaldo

The Woman’s Tears Machine Gun is a gun to end all wars. With bullets filled with woman’s tears, it completely deflates the desire for violence and is the first gun created for peace.

Start: 01/09/2015

End: 30/09/2015

Can we look beyond violence as a means of resolving conflict? I think we can recognize violence as an ancient and outmoded human drive that does not create solutions, though it does sew anger and vengeful thinking.

It is interesting that human sweat is also a primordial communications device and suggests that information in people’s sweat helped ancient humans better understand their surroundings.

In our modern world, where we mask and cover up sweating by adding perfumes etc., we often hide our natural smells and, perhaps, mask actual emotional states.

Is the same true of human tears?

A British physician BA McSwiney was focused on the chemical composition of human perspiration. Psychologists and psychiatrists from the State University of New York extracted sweat from the t­shirts of 64 donors. Part of the research was that half of the donors jumped out of an airplane for the first time, while the other half exercised hard. People who sniffed the sweat of scared skydivers became aroused in response to angry faces and neutral and ambiguous ones. Psychologists refer to it as vigilance.

Another experiment conducted by German psychologists and neuroscientists found that sweat from anxious men (who participated in a high ropes course) caused women to make riskier decisions – after spending more time deliberating on their choices – in a computer game designed to assess risk­taking behaviors.”