On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Saašha Metsärantala <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

What gender is "George Eliot"?
The only way to be rather sure of the answer to that question would be to ask the person in question, which obviously is quite difficult when they are dead. And if you ask a living person, there is no guarantee you get the same answer every time you ask.

"George Eliot" refers to a Literary identity used by the Person named "Mary Anne Evans". ["Mary Anne Evans"] was  WBW;  ["George Eliot"]  was deliberately crafted to be a male Literary identity.