My Life In Neon

Sci Fi / Fantasy writer Autumn Nicole Bradley – Dream in digital, live in neon

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Genders Are Categorizing Heuristics

Genders are categorizing heuristics, not categories unto themselves. As such, they fall prey to the same problem all clustering algorithms do: poorly segregated datasets yield many false positives and negatives, and there may exist more viable and clearly separated clusters when one increases the number of potential clusters. When the dataset is {All human behavior}, at best they can be used to determine centrality of certain clusters, but not their boundaries.

If I tell you what I am, I am telling you what centerpoint to use to estimate who I am, not what my limits are.

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