I put the posts on this blog into the Gender Guesser, an online tool that analyzes word choice in to determine the gender of the writer. Here’s what came up.
Fair Pay verdict: Male
“Men we Love” verdict: Male, 68%
You’re Never too Young to Develop an Eating Disorder verdict: Male for informal language, weak male for formal language. There is a note that “weak male” could indicate European.
Riding the Bus, Part II verdict: Informal is weak female, formal is weak male.
The Anti-anti-Clinton Backlash verdict: Weak male on both counts.
How not to be an Asshole, Part II verdict: Male for both formal and informal, informal by 75%.
How not to be an Asshole verdict: Strongly male for informal (over 84%) and weak male for formal.
‘Consent’ verdict: Male by 77.5% for informal, weak male for formal.
“Masculism” verdict: Male for formal, weak male for informal.
Adventures in Research verdict: weak male for informal, male for formal.
Friday Random Thought verdict: Male and weak male.
Success! verdict: the only one that correctly identifies my gender, and then it’s only partly. Apparently, I am informally a male but formally a female.
What’s the point, really? I’m guessing (ha!) to shore up gender norms. Let me try to write more female from now on - maybe something about kittens and rainbows.