This is fun! Thanks to Heather at Holy Vignettes, you can find out an author's gender with this itty bitty widget. Let's try a few.
Here is the evaluation of my latest sermon (sans quotes of others):
Female = 1963
Male = 2578
Difference = 615; 56.77%
Verdict: Weak MALE
Weak emphasis could indicate European.
Weak male? That doesn't sound very flattering. I don't know if a weak European male is an improvement. Oh well. Let's move on.
Let's check out Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Female = 280
Male = 443
Difference = 163; 61.27%
You betcha. The Emancipator. What a guy.
How about Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market?
Female = 5500
Male = 2582
Difference = -2918; 31.94%
So far we are three for three, although my panties are bit scrunched about that "weak male" evaluation.
What about Jesus' farewell discourse to his disciples?
Female = 3779
Male = 2518
Difference = -1261; 39.98%
Holy goddess, Batman! Jesus was a woman!! Finally, we know the truth, and you read it first on Shuck and Jive (with of course the help of Heather who introduced me to the widget...)