Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Gender Confusion

I've seen a couple of sites that I read, including a small victory (who won't link to me) and Julie with a B (who links to the old site, she's linked here that long) that have referenced a thing called The Gender Genie. Both these ladies were surprised that the Genie thought they were male. Or wrote like males.

Interesting, I thought, and tried it myself. Actually, I tried it a couple of times. Male. Sure enough. Maybe it thought everybody was male. That way it's right at least half the time. But then I decided to search the archives and find an older post. So I got one of my favorite posts: 61*

Lo and behold, it said I write like a girl! I wanted to slap them. I mean, punch them. But that would be wrong. And I'm never wrong.

5 comments:

  1. Gender Confusion Continued

    basil recently wrote an article about Gender Confusion and the Gender Genie. This got me to thinking about the whole, Group Blog issue over at IMAO.

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  2. I came out as female... but just barely. Too funny.

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  3. Gender identity

    Basil points to the Gender Genie, an ingenious little algorithmm (32 pages!) that takes a writing sample and predicts whether it was written by a male of a female. It got me right (male!) on all three tries. So then...

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  4. The Mean Sister (who is 5'6")February 23, 2005 at 2:19 AM

    Mine came out as male--but it was a professional paper. Must be all those big words I used.

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