Gender Portrayal through Writing
Recently, I discovered GenderAnalyzer – a site that, apparently, can determine a writer’s gender based on a sample of the writer’s, well, writing. Now, gender (portrayal, perception, understanding) and gaming happens to be one of tenletter’s favourite topics, so it’s only natural (for me, at least) that I see if GA can accurately determine the genders of the tenletter authors (or which of the manly men on the team write like little girly girls). Here’s the list (real gender in parenthesis):
Jatori (Male): Male 67%
Peasant Butcher (Female): Male 57%, but quite gender neutral.
TrashCondor (Male): Male 70% [As expected from resident author and expert on cleaving]
Etufo (Male): Male 68%
rolery (Male): Male 58%, but quite gender neutral.
Zeneofa (Male): Male 80%
Endraca (Female): Male 65%
Avianfoo (Male): Male 87%
And here’s a sampling of five of my favourite RPG blog authors (note: this time, I decided to look at authors that I didn’t analyze with the Myers-Briggs test).
Evil Machinations (Female): Male 57%, but quite gender neutral.
Vulcan Stev (Male): Male 66%
MacGuffen (Male): Male 78%
Sanastar (Male): Male 74%
Uncle Bear (Male): Male 65%