Re: Gender importance (was Future Relationships)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:53:59 -0500

Well, I took the test.

I'd like to apologize for this heinous act to those members of this list who have the misforture to be a female in a late-twentieth-century English/American culture.

The apology is for actually taking the test, and marking off items like
"self-reliant" or "placatory" without thinking anything other than
"these terms aren't very well-defined, sounds like more New
Age psychobabble".

On the other hand, when it struck me - about an hour later - that categories like "self-reliant" were being categorized as "male" while
"placatory" was supposed to be "female",
I screamed and threw my monitor
across the room, having realized the breath-taking magnitude of the casual stereotyping. Thus I have no intention whatsoever of saying what my scores were.

--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
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