What I find depressing is that it is so commonplace to to mark a "harmless joke" as "offensive." That's the most offensive thing about this entire situation.
0xB15B00B5 does not do any of the following:
1. Specifically identify any individual or group.
2. Say anything negative about any individual or group.
"I'd try to find the guy who did it and fire him. Some might argue this is an overreaction..."
Yes, it's joke comments like "0xB15B00B5" that are the real problem. However, in a shit economy taking away a person's livelihood over something completely harmless, that's fine. That's really better for society.
"I'm a male, but to me, it's just a matter of respect for other people."
And I'd argue that being a humorless twat is far more disrespectful on average than "0xB15B00B5".
There is nothing sexist about being crude. Whether it's a fart joke, a dick joke, a sex joke or a shit joke it's not sexist. It my offend someone's personal sensibilities but so what? That doesn't make it SEXIST. The idea that bathroom humor or juvenile behavior in and of itself is specifically offensive is sexist. Are you saying that a female is more likely to have more delicate sensibilities and is therefore more likely to be offended by me talking about how huge a co-worker's dump was? If so, guess who's the sexist.