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So cinema minima led me to the Gender Genie, which is this website where you can enter in some text you have written, and the "Gender Genie" uses an algorithm to guess whether you are male or female. Well, you...


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September 04, 2003

Gender Genie, my ass

So cinema minima led me to the Gender Genie, which is this website where you can enter in some text you have written, and the "Gender Genie" uses an algorithm to guess whether you are male or female.

Well, you know what? Screw the Gender Genie and the lamp s/he rode in on, that's what I say.

I entered in the text of my most recent blog entry of more than 100 words, and the Gender Genie said:

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: Female!


Okay, whatever. So the Gender Genie made a mistake. Probably because that blog entry is about Code Pink and sexual harassment and chick stuff like that. Fine.

So I enter the next blog entry, and the Gender Genie said:

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: Female!


Hmm. What an odd coincidence.

Well, let's try again. The next blog entry ends with, "And, to make things worse, the girl I had hoped to impress did not like it at all, and I had to settle for the one girl on the lit mag who did, the one who is going through her Bukowski obsession, and she gave me crabs."

And the Gender Genie said:

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: Female!


Okay. This is starting not to be funny anymore. I am a male who, furthermore, identifies as male. I totally have a penis, and I am comfortable with this fact. I'm even straight, just to make things simple. When I took the "Straight Acting Quiz" at straightacting.com a while back, I was rated as straight (acting) as could be:

How Do You Rate?

I have never danced with my hands above my chest. This is how male and straight I am. There should be no confusion here.

Okay, so let's try this again, Gender "Genie." Next blog entry. This one's called "Why bad things had to happen to Bill O'Reilly." This ought to do it.

And the Gender Genie said:

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: Female!


WTF??? I have never met a genie as cruel as the Gender Genie. This genie is nothing like the Barbara Eden one, who never made Major Anthony Nelson have doubts about his sexuality. In fact, Barbara Eden helped me discover my sexuality, as she did for so many other boys. I learned to see the ideal woman as someone who wears lingerie all the time, calls me "Master" and who I can stick in a bottle whenever she talks too much. Later, I unlearned this, so that I could have a girlfriend.

I will give the Gender Genie one more chance. I will now enter the entire text of my latest major work, Fair & Balanced, a play in which four men are extremely cruel to each other, an exploration of the dark soul of Man, with a fixation on violence and gore that borders on the exploitative--an exceedingly male sort of work.

And the Gender Genie said:

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: Female!


This genie thinks Fair & Balanced was written by a woman?

I'm going to bed.

UPDATE: I didn't really go to bed. Instead, I entered all of the text above in this blog entry into the Gender Genie.

And the Gender Genie said:

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: Male!


Now I'm going to bed.





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