For various reasons, something I say about myself is that I am definitely a woman, but I'm not much of a girl. My partner (female) says this about me all the time, in fact. If you've met me, I feel sure you understand why.
Well, I am happy to announce that it's really true. A posting at Making Light, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden's blog, pointed me to the Gender Genie, a site that analyzes word use in a block of text and then makes a guess at the author's gender.
I plugged in four chunks of text. Three were postings from this blog, one was an essay of sorts about things going on in my life at the moment (work, my mom's health, etc.). I indicated that the first two were blog postings and called the third posting and the essay nonfiction.
My scores were as follows:
For my blog review of The First Emperor, female score 1870, male score 2847.
For the blog posting about the Berkeley Symphony, female score 716, male score 873.
For the blog posting about Fidelio at S.F. Opera in 2005, female score 564, male score 1015.
For the essay, female score 1492, male score 1543.