Friday, April 25, 2008

Don't Tell My Parents, But I'm Really a Boy!

Thank God for the Internets. Without them, we'd all wander in a reality of confusion and discord. Thankfully, there's the Gender Genie. According to its algorithm, my writing indicates I'm male.

I copied some text from this blog entry into their nifty, spiffy genie and this is what I got back:

Thinking there was/is a glitch in the algorithm--but what do I know from algorithms? Zilch. Nada. Zip. I suck at math and stuff like this in general--I tried it again with this entry.

This is what I got back. (Click on image to enlarge. Frankly, I don't know why this screen shot turned out smaller than the one above. Could this be GGD? Gender Genie Discrimination?)

Now I'm a female.

Conclusion: My writing is androgynous, ergo I am androgynous. Either that, or the Gender Genie is sexist.


NG said...

Almost everything I tested came up male. That doesn't really surprise me much though.

cele said...

Oh mi god too funny. I used my latest Talk Thursday post and came out male as well. hmmm.

I'll have to blog it tomorrow.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

NG: What's up with that?! That said, though, I've often been mistaken for being rather male-like in my personality (I'm assertive, outspoken, intelligent, process-oriented, etc., etc.), not to mention being a little butch. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that my writing is sometimes the same. I wonder if I can capitalize on this on my resume? Hmmmm...

Cele: Weird, isn't it? Even though I don't understand algorithms, I'd love to see what the, um, criteria (?) were for this one.