I’ve tried this gender genie thing that is supposed to guess the gender of any text’s author, and it hasn’t guessed right even a single time. I’ve tried it both on my research and on my blog posts. Of course, I haven’t tried it on everything I ever wrote. I’m sure I must have produced something “female” at some point.
The weirdest thing is that while both my research and my blog are “male writing” (whatever the hell that means), my blog is significantly more male than my research. And these results are consistent, so there must be some principle behind this madness.
I guess all that the gender genie proves is that gender is a myth. Maybe soon somebody will prove that the Earth is round and – if we are really lucky – that it revolves around the Sun.
P.S. I just checked this post in the gender genie, and here is the result:
Female Score: 115
Male Score: 273
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!
I’ve spent 6 hours at a spa today and my writing is still male? What else is a person supposed to do to start writing female?