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I'm above that gender shit...
My journal says I'm 53% masculine.
What does your LJ writing style say about your gender?
LJ Gender Tool by hutta

Bob Mould wins, fatality.

Feeling: tired tired
Listening to: Bob Mould, I Hate Alternative Rock

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agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: September 19th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC) (Hard link)
KF my man that post gave me a mental image that'll keep a grin on my face and a giggle in my throat for the rest of the day.
periol From: periol Date: September 19th, 2003 09:05 am (UTC) (Hard link)


This meme really made me think. So I went to the original page, and they recommended this article from the New York Times Magazine. Reading through it, I found this interesting tidbit...

Similarly, what the gender-identifying algorithm picks up on is that women are apparently far more likely than men to use personal pronouns -- ''I,'' ''you'' and ''she'' especially. Men, on the other hand, prefer so-called determiners -- ''a,'' ''the,'' ''that,'' ''these'' -- along with numbers and quantifiers like ''more'' and ''some.'' What this suggests, according to Moshe Koppel, an author of the Israeli project, is that women are more comfortable talking or thinking about people and relationships, while men prefer to contemplate things.

One of the funny things about this is that the "male" style of writing is academic. That is the way that schools train us to write. I'm going to keep looking into this, but I wonder if you're "only" 53% and I'm "only" 51% because we're not writing the way we're supposed to. Not a bad thing...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: September 19th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC) (Hard link)

You're right, that is interesting!

Fascinating. I didn't read up on the meter they use, that's interesting.

I think you're right in that we would rate higher on the male spectrum if we were writing the way we were supposed to. I know, for a fact, that my writing is much more ``male'' in general. I've been using lots of alliteration today.

The reason that my LiveJournal isn't as ``male'' as my usual writing, I think, is because it's me writing about myself. If it were an academic piece, a communique, or something else it wouldn't rate nearly as ``female'' as my journal does. Here, I am writing about me.

It's just like how odd it is to meet people through LiveJournal. Your only interaction with them for a while is their writings about themselves, which takes all sorts of egotistical and subjective routes through their life.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: September 19th, 2003 11:17 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Hahaha, kingforks, I'm 15% more man than you are!

No, seriously... I'm confused on how this happens. I know I'm not the most flamingly heterosexual guy out there, but I'm not the flanel wearing, NASCAR-watching, punch-my-steak-before-I-eat-it kind of guy. I therefore void this meme
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