posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by Krazysh0t
Yes, they do. My son and I get into this discussion a lot here after one of his professors suggested that her students test their writing style
against Gender Genie. His suspicion was that I would be pegged as male because of the way that I was raised and he was spot on. In almost an ironic
twist of fate, his own traits are more feminine than my own--he's quiet, very gentle, and heartfelt--and he's been that way since he was a baby.
For both of us, those gender rules are totally broken but he seems to have less trouble than I did when I was his age. Glad for that but it figures.
I have no doubts that I would've been burned at the stake a few hundred years ago. Hell, I was practically declared a witch in high school due to my
perceptiveness, lol. I may not have been physically burned at the stake but socially, pretty much. Well, until somebody needed advice that is.
There was an interesting little experiment on gender role perception done at Harvard Business School where they had students read the same case study
with just the gender altered. The original CEO was a woman and she was viewed as cold, ruthless, and manipulative but when recast as a male, she was