Can writing be intrinsically male or female? According to this site it can. Take a 500 word or better piece of writing, cut and paste it into the Gender Genie, hit the button and you'll have an instant analysis of the gender of the writer. I tried it on a few of our favorite bloggers with the following results: Rick Ballard is overwhelmingly male; Syl is female, although one post came up slightly male; Vnjagvet, Contrary Pelican, and RogerA came up more male than female. Andrew Sullivan is overwhelmingly male. Try it on your own writing.
This brings up interesting possibilities. Are we more male some days than others? On certain subjects more than others? At different times of the day? Around different people?
(HT Catherine Johnson at KitchenTableMath)
[Oh, and for the above post the results were:
Female Score: 123
Male Score: 305
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!]