Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Seems Plausible

Sex and Gender Evaluation TEST RESULTS

S.A.G.E. Test Results

Your Raw Score is: 660, which indicates that overall you are Feminine

Your appearance is Feminine

Your brain processes are mostly that of a Female person.

You appear to socialize in a feminine manner.

You believe you have major conflicts about your gender identity.

You indicated you are physically Intersexed to some degree.

ANALYSIS:

Since you indicated you were born with an Intersex condition, it is likely that this has caused you some degree of gender conflict because society in general is not accepting or understanding of gender ambiguity. Since it is difficult to live in a purely androgynous gender role, please check the most appropriate analysis below.

NOTES:

Your answers indicate you have altered your physical appearance to look like the opposite sex.
Your Answers indicate your psychological state has likely prevailed since you were quite young.

ANALYSIS AS Male:

Male to Female Transsexual, either post-operative or in transition

NOTES:

Your answers indicate you have altered your physical appearance to look like the opposite sex.
Your Answers indicate your psychological state has likely prevailed since you were quite young.

ANALYSIS AS Female:

No conflicts, you appear to fully accept your physical sex and gender identity.

NOTES:

Your answers indicate you have altered your physical appearance to look like the opposite sex.
Your Answers indicate your psychological state has likely prevailed since you were quite young.

6 comments:

Marja Erwin said...

Prone to crashing. It requires me to muck with my browser settings. And even after changing the settings, I click to see one of the images, it flashes for maybe a quarter second hurting my eyes, and then the whole thing shows an error message.

Still, it's technically better than all those tests [most online tests] which crash at the end, or the COGIATI with that awful question where the answer depends on whether you interpret 'a complete rotation, end over end,' as 180 degrees or 360 degrees. Does it go in for the gender stereotyping too?

P.S. Your comment system keeps rejecting my decypherments of the captchas. I even checked and enabled cookies.

MgS said...

Big chunks of that test are lifted straight out of the COGIATI ... complete with a pile of gender role stereotypes.

The analysis output is marginally better than the COGIATI, but overall it suffers from the same fundamental flaws, IMO.

Sarah Wilson said...

About a year ago, I took a BEM and a COGATI, just to see the results. Earlier today I took a SAGE. The results,

BEM;34% masculine, 87% feminine, 65% androgynous.

COGATI; value 310, classification 4, probable transsexual.

SAGE; raw score 885, feminine appearance, socialization and brain processes. M2F post op or in transition.

Nothing like consistency.

Ciao!
Sarah

Sarah Wilson said...

Marja, what I found to work is hitting the [Esc] key _immediately_ after clicking on the image box. This stops the script from loading any further and displays the image for the proper amount of time.

MgS, No wonder some of those questions seemed familiar. Yes, I agree it's not perfect, but it's admittedly less expensive than an MRI scan of the BSTc.

Ciao!
Sarah

TitaniumKitty said...

Oh god.

I guess being a decent engineering student makes you have a manly brain according to this.

Can't someone write one of these tests that isn't completely transparent?

Zoe Brain said...

Since everyone has a "manly brain" in some areas, a "womanly brain" in others, I don't see the big issue.

As regards Engineering, I do what I can to get more girls into it. By rights, 30% of the class should be women. In fact, it's 8% because of social pressure, "girls don't do that".

Horse pucky. That's like saying "a girl can't be above average height" simply because men tend to be taller than women.

Does anyone think that Elle MacPherson is is "manly" just because more people of her height are male than female? Or that it's "sexist" to say that men tend to be taller than women?