their logic is that if you use any gender specific pronouns you are, by default, misogynistic?
It's one thing to accidentally use gendered pronouns in documentation but resisting when someone else tries to fix the documentation (Alex) and trying to roll back the change when someone else (Isaac) accepts it, makes the person throwing a tantrum (Ben) either a dumb prat or a sexist, take your pick. Either way, the person in question is not an asset I'd want on my project team.
Also, if you think this was an issue where Joyent were in the wrong and going against community wishes, have a look at the comments on the github merge request, the overwhelming majority of people want the merge request to be accepted, so who exactly wasn't listening to the community? Hint: it wasn't Joyent...
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