Basically, there’s some kind of algorithm that predicts author gender based on their use of certain words. So I tried the Gender Genie three times, once with a two-page chunk of text from page 50 of my (nonfiction) book, once with a two-page chunk of text selected at random from my book (I just scrolled and stopped somewhere), and a the first two pages of a (fictional) short story I wrote a couple years ago.
All three times, the Gender Genie said (rather overwhelmingly) that I was male. Huh.
So I put in my last two blog posts, and Gender Genie said:
Female Score: 869
Male Score: 1461
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!
I’m not sure what this says about my writing.