Monday, April 20, 2009

Blogosphere Gender Identity

It is amusing to me that admissions consulting blogs such as ClearAdmit and Stacy Blackman always refer to me as "she" when they use gender-specific pronouns and that readers typically address me as "dude" or "man" in emails and comments. I have deliberately remained gender-neutral on this blog and will continue to do so to preserve anonymity, so keep on guessing!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is it important to stay anonymous on a blog like yours?

Anonymous said...

I thought you were female because some of your early posts were about your anxiety and obsession over b-school apps. I'm not sure why I would equate that with being female (I'm a woman and not overly stressed about b-school apps), but I did.

Plus, you connected with a smart, balanced woman in PE recently. That's how I describe successful women I meet with when I discover that they're not psycho. I don't know many men who would describe a woman leader they met for work as balanced.

My apologies if you're male!

lifelessordinary said...

I really think you are a girl :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess girl as well: just based on the "Frenemy Advice" post.. Frenemy does not sound gender neutral!

Palo Alto for a While said...

I think the reason I want to stay anonymous is so that I can write more freely when I'm a student at the GSB. Also, I don't want this blog to be google-able under my name.

ahembeea said...

Check this.

http://www.genderanalyzer.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpaloaltoforawhile.blogspot.com%2F

Your blog is quite gender neutral, however it leans towards you being a woman :-).

You can play with that link by checking out other blogs and the gender of their bloggers :-). Its at least correct when it comes to my blog.

Palo Alto for a While said...

Cool link, thanks Ahembeea.

Sri Lankan at the Stanford GSB said...

Interesting that the gender analyzer believes that Marquis' blog is written by a woman. :)

Tre said...

guy. 100%

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