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"That is one butch chick."

Luke linked today to The Gender Genie, which purports to be able to tell your sex (gender?) based on your prose. I submitted my most recent post, which I will readily admit was influenced by Stephen R. Donaldson’s writing style, and got the following:

Words: 344

(NOTE: The genie works best on texts of more than 500 words.)

Female Score: 247

Male Score: 784

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!

When I clicked the link to tell it that it was wrong, I got the following note in a pop-up:

That is one butch chick.

The window went on to helpfully mention that

According to Koppel and Argamon, the algorithm should predict the gender of the author approximately 80% of the time.

I figured I’d try another post, so I picked my ramble about Aishiteruze Baby. Here are the results:

Words: 908

(NOTE: The genie works best on texts of more than 500 words.)

Female Score: 1538

Male Score: 1531

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!

Okay, so, I’m only a woman by a matter of seven points. Guess I blog like a guy!

Next I thought I’d shift gears and try a short story.

Words: 1482

(NOTE: The genie works best on texts of more than 500 words.)

Female Score: 2271

Male Score: 1592

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!

Ah-ha! (Though I’m concerned about whether I picked the correct option. Fiction? Nonfiction? I mean…it’s nonfiction. It happened. But I wrote it for my fiction class, because I’m a n00b. Regardless, I put “nonfiction” in, so there you go.)

Okay, one more test…this time from a diary entry from when I was 13.

Words: 859

(NOTE: The genie works best on texts of more than 500 words.)

Female Score: 1754

Male Score: 1638

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS!!!

It would appear, inconclusively, based on this tiny smattering of data, that I sound the most like a woman when I am storytelling rather than rambling. Good to know!