I tested my novel (the opening chapters at least) and they came back accurately guessed to be written by a female. So, as there was a “blog post” catigory, I started playing with random posts to check the genie’s continued accuracy.
I found the results interesting, and possibly inflammatory, depending on who wants to interpret them.
The personal story/relational ones I checked came back with the guess they were written by a female:
- “Is Homemaking enough or isn’t it?” part 2 and part 3
- My last morning with Grandma
- “Helping my husband help me”
And my analytical/practical advice stuff came back with the guess it was written by a male:
- “Is Homemaking enough or isn’t it?” part 1 and part 4
- The article on wedding-night advice (I thought this result was *too* funny)
ETA: I checked a number of my male-centered Tuesday Tales and these also came back as male-written.
I find this somewhat gratifying, maybe for the same reason no woman wants to hear “You throw like a girl,” when playing a sport with men.
Going beyond basic politeness, I like to be able to hold my own and prove myself a reasonably competent participant on the neutral terms (i.e., by the rules) even if they might be a bit skewed to begin with (we all know that the strongest man will always be stronger than the strongest woman).
And I’m speaking literally here, so, please, nobody pick a fight. I’ll ignore it. ;)