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Assuming genders in responses - why?

The asker of this post used "child" and "spouse" in their question, but some answerers changed those to "daughter" and "dad" or used she/he pronouns. Why? [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetryarts on Sep 27, 2017 - 313 comments

4 of the 5 most recent posts on the front page are about sexism

How do we feel about this?
posted by Diablevert on Sep 30, 2013 - 362 comments

Why the gender discrepancy?

What are the disadvantages of being a woman? ---> Fine. What are the disadvantages of being a man? ---> Deleted. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on May 29, 2008 - 385 comments

To Assume is to make an ass out of u and me

What is wrong with people who make their own determination of the gender of a person mentioned in an AskMe question even though that person's gender is clearly stated?

This seems to happen a lot with short and mostly useless hit and run answers. I guess people don't read the more inside, or just skim the question. Is this "male answer syndrome" at work? Why do some people answer the question they wish had been written, regardless of the actual question?

As seen today here, by majick and here, by DakotaPaul
posted by crabintheocean on Mar 15, 2006 - 47 comments

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