I was reading How to deal with a very productive contributor who wants to steer the project in a different direction? and noticed that all pronouns in it were male. Now I'm not 100% sure if this is a situation that actually occurred and that this person is actually male, but it seemed to me like this was not relevant.
IT is a field with a considerable gender gap and addressing hypothetical people as male by default doesn't help. (Though I'm not entirely convinced it really damages either.)
Keeping this in mind I answered using only gender-neutral terms. Should we, as a community, try to make this the standard or is this unnecessary?