How often have you mistaken the gender of a blogger? I had made too many embarassing mistakes.
Sometimes, I would go to a male blogger’s site and yakkity yak girlish things because I thought the blogger is a female. Sometimes, I mistaken some technical related blog owned by a female blogger for a male blogger. Stereotyping. It happens all the time.
I thought timun-timun is a female because timun-timun visited my blog the same time with lobaksoup (radish soup) a leng-lui. Therefore, I cheekily asked lobaksoup why they both used vegetables as their identity. I thought that timun-timun is an organic alternative to the batteries-operated mechanical thing. Hahaha.
Can’t help having a skewed mind because I used to work with some labourers. They told me about this spinster who often go to the Chowrasta market in Penang to buy huge carrots. They explained to me how she would painstakingly choose the carrot with the right specifications. One day, the vegetable seller cut a thin, fine slice across the carrot without severing it. She brought it home and the carrot got stucked and she got to find a doctor to remove it. You don’t get the joke? Too bad. Read more blogs, especially those 18SX or 18PL rated.
OK, back to topic. It is easy to identify bloggers if they use names like Jason, Simon, Din, Sarah and etc. Or if they put their sexy legs or hairy body as their banners. But there are lots of blogs out there which I would classified as hemo-something. (don’t spell or else I get PSAs). Sometimes, bloggers use cute Japanese anime avatar or some hot Hollywood chicks as their avatars. Hence, the confusion.
So, is your blog portraying the right gender? Have you got into embarassing moments because of mistaken gender?