I’ve always wanted to be a weak male.

Via the interwebs, I found this “gender guesser.”

It works simply: you input about 300 words of your writing and it “determines” your “gender” (a binary, of course).

My results: in informal writing I am a “weak male,” for formal writing I am “male.”

Lord Byron: informal “male”; formal “weak male.”

Saint Augustine: informal “female”; formal “weak female.”

Virginia Woolf: totally male. No weakness. Just male.

I find it interesting that “weakness” on the website is qualified as possibly inferring that the author is “European.”

I didn’t find that many non-canonical writers in Bartleby, and they are my primary source for free lit. Hooray accurate “gender” tests!