In fact, how you string together verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs to form a sentence may be a dead giveaway to your gender.
According to Nature News Science, women write more about people and relationships. They use more pronouns like I, you, him, her and their. For example, they might say, "HER dog is cute."
Men, on the other hand, tend to focus on words that identify or quantify nouns. Like the, a, that and one, two, or more. They're more likely to say "THAT dog is cute"
Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel developed a computer program that analyzes writing style and determines the author's gender. The computer is 80 percent accurate at detecting if a nonfiction book or novel was written by a man or a woman. It does this just by scanning words and grammar. The researchers say the computer program confirms the stereotype that men talk more about things, while women focus more on relationships. Men categorize, women personalize. Men have an informational, factual style, women an involved, descriptive one.
But the idea that a computer can determine gender is creating a fuss in some academic circles.
The research was actually rejected for publication by the National Academy of Sciences. They thought it raised too many gender issues and promoted stereotypes.
Looks like you'll just have to do some reading and form your own opinion.
Having Kids Does Wonders for Your Brain Good news, dads! Having kids does wonders for your BRAIN! Here’s the scoop from Spirituality a… Wouldn't it be nice if kids were as easy to raise as dogs? Wouldn't it be nice if kids were as easy to raise as dogs? Here are some funny thoughts on the subje… One in Four Teens Suffers from Insomnia Here’s a shocking statistic: one out of every four teens suffers from insomnia! In the new stu… Kid-smart solutions! Here are a few kid-smart solutions, courtesy of First magazine:Right off the bat, if your pint-size … Be kind to your baby. Give it a nice name. If you don't, your child could be teased for years on end and judged harshly by… The Psychological Damage of Spanking No matter what you call it, there’s long-term psychological damage caused by beating, or even spanki… Society Is Harder on Parents Than Ever Before Did you hear about the mother who was charged with child neglect for letting her toddler nap in the … Teens are Acting Like Adults Too Soon Parents – it’s time to talk about your teen daughter. You may not want to hear it, but t… Your Doctor Could "Fire" You if You Don't Vaccinate Your Children Parents – did you know that your doctor could “fire” you if you don’t vaccin… Would an extra $36-thousand dollars convince you to have another child? Well, that’s what Russian president Vladimir Putin is offering his citizens. Of course, in the… When Your Kids Do Bad Things, You May Be Held Legally and Financially Responsible! Hey parents, when your kids do bad things, you may be held legally and financially responsible! Did … Having a new baby in the family is great. But even though you love your little bundle of joy, there are probably times when things get so chao… Do your kids plagiarize for their school papers and reports? At UC Berkeley, cheating has gone up 744 percent in 5 years. A study by the Psychological Record fou… Social Status In High School Has a Long-Term Effect on Health You may think your teen is overreacting when she says things like, “If I don’t fit in … Being a Better Parent Can Make You a Better Partner. Yes, you can survive parenthood! But it isn’t easy. A surprising new study done by the Univers…
The Dangers of Uploading Family Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health One reason is because many Americans are unmarried and live alone.… Dangerous New Party Drugs Do You Have A Pushy Boss? Two 60-Second Self-Health Checks Gingivitis can release harmful chemicals in to your blood stream and… Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home Alone Food Synergies To Get Healthy The right combination of foods can help you lose weight, prevent cancer and even lower your risk of … Reasons We Are Tired If you're exhausted, you've got to go see a doctor and here's why … Student GPS System The Dangers of Creatine Try These Police Negotiation Tactics on Posting Naked Photos of Your Baby Online Get Your Child A Pet Experts say that the happiness and benefits of owning a pet greatly outweight the costs associated… Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous For A Better Relationship Go On A