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16 September 2003 @ 11:52 pm
My Gender  
My journal says I'm 51% feminine.
What does your LJ writing style say about your gender?
LJ Gender Tool by hutta


Woot!
Obviously the automated gender guesser didn't read my user name!
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
parakleta on September 16th, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
From the paper this was based upon...
They found a strong correlation between females and fiction work, and between males and non fiction...

It has to do with the fact that women use more pronouns and write more with a more "involved" style. Getting the reader more involved in what's going on by inviting them into the text.

Men use a more "informational" style, and more specifiers (being things like nouns, quantifiers, etc). More like a technical document.

I think from this, journals will typically take a more female style anyway.