From the Dept. of Hubris


Here's a word cruncher that claims to be able to tell whether the writer is male or female. It's funny: the subject of a female writer writing a male character or a male writer writing a female character never comes up.

Also, words like 'with', 'if' and 'should' are considered feminine, whereas words like 'what', 'more' and 'are' are considered masculine.

Really, what fresh hell is this.

It claims to have the imprimatur of the New York Times and The Guardian. Ooh.

If I were associated with these august institutions, I would be embarrassed.

The first page of The Girls Who Saw Everything has rendered me a female writer. I suppose I should be relieved.

Here's the breakdown:



There is greater hubris here than in Gilgamesh.