brni (brni) wrote,
brni
brni

i am woman, hear me type

at least, according to this thing: http://bookblog.net/gender/genie.html

i just put a bunch of my stories into this, and while it pegged me as marginally masculine for some of my stories, mostly i appear to be a significantly female writer.

i clearly need to use the word "around" much more often.

on the other hand, when i first found myself "online" some 15+ years ago, i consciously decided to make a point of being as gender-ambiguous in my writing style as possible, and didn't respond to queries as to my sex. it was interesting to see how people interpreted or reacted to what i wrote, based on whether they thought i was male or female, and (for example, on the POLITICS list) how the way some people interacted with me actually changed when they discovered that they were talking to a boy. (and no, we're not talking about cybersex..., we're talking about discussions about the constitution, role of govt, etc.).

so i guess it worked.

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*pulls out tape measure*



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