All reports miss an important part.
Nobody went out to look at this guys private messages. During the course of an investigation into his performance at work some private messages were discovered. He argued that this alone was a violation of his privacy. The judge decided that the employer did the right thing. The employer was not intentionally looking for private messages and he did not read them when he discovered they were of a private nature.
This is not a cart-blanche to spy on employee's.
So your hypothetical home user has a single IP address and runs multiple web servers. And you feel that "Most home routers" should default to supporting that?
Probably not a classic webserver but appliances with a built in webserver for administration and monitoring are becoming more and more common. It's part of the domotica/internet of things wave. Right now these appliances need to use all kinds of workarounds because they are not directly adressable. For example they relay through a server owned by the manufacturer.
the dream of "millions more streaming online" is just a dream
It's reality, not a dream, and has been for a while. It's hard to find numbers to put this into perspective but I found some info from IEM San Jose (december 2014) and DOTA2. IEM had 4 milion live viewers during a two day event. DOTA2 reached 2 million simultaneous viewers with a total of 20 million viewers. While NCAA is bigger than both events combined the numbers are not that far off either. NCAA is an old organisation with a 50 year television history that has a lot of resources to promote it's events. As eSports have time and demography on their side I expect that eSport will continue to grow. Especially now television broadcasters are starting to pick it up.
The mass appeal of watching someone play video games is just not there.
That statement makes me wonder if you've actually watched eSport. In my mind it's no different than watching people play baseball or tennis.
Why ask about women?
Because KDE was one of the first free software projects to focus on involving more women. They KDE Women mailinglist archive goes back to 1998. Given the recent attention for that subject it seems like a good idea to ask KDE about their experience.