I naively believed this forum was exempt from such silliness. But I was wrong.
Gender studies was mandatory toward my 4-year lib arts degree, so I understand the runaway misguided empowerment effect it can have on a particular gender. It takes time for some to reign in their sensitivities, takes time to curb the enthusiasm and novelty, takes time to use empowerment responsibly.
I have gravely sinned, apparently, by using the wrong pronoun alongside assistance to a user's poorly described request for assistance. I commend the user for not having a blatantly female username with the expected return of greater assistance on account of the reliability of patronizing chivalry on the internet. By the same token, with zero evidence either way, it is insanely moronic to be offended by such triviality. It's as incomprehensibly aggravating as someone asking for help while giving zero details or not posting their code, and being angered that they aren't being helped.
But on top of that, coming out of left field to point out that 'erm, i'm like, actually not a he' while ignoring assistance is as obtuse as can be.
Gender becomes an issue when someone makes it an issue. And gender politics suffers when someone irrelevantly makes it an issue.