The Internet thinks I’m a guy now

July 24, 2014 at 10:16 am (Stuff that Bugs Me Right Now)

I’ve discovered an online tool that determines, through your writing, whether you’re a man or a woman.

(I discovered this tool due to the comments on an online literary magazine I’ve been reading: this one dude always complains when ladies write from a male point of view because their womanly words make it impossible for him to suspend his disbelief because, yuck, they’re getting their femininity all over, and he often cited this online test as a way to tell if you write like a yucky, cootie-infested girl.)

Ugh, ladies, you so nasty.

Ugh, ladies, you so nasty.

Anyway, curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to go ahead and provide some samples from my blog and my unpublished novel that agents just keep rejecting.

"Please stop writing novels, forever." -- literary agents

“Please stop writing novels, forever.” — literary agents who have read my work

And I’m a dude. My most feminine rating was “weak male.” (Which, according to the test, happens to imply that I’m European.)

Oddly enough, this post was hovering between the “weak male” rating and the “weak female” rating, until I added this line.

Yup. I’m a dude.

I guess I'd better start using the other restroom, then.

I guess I’d better start using the other restroom, then.

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