lkiser thoughtfully writes:
"just thought you should know. Emptywheel is a woman."
And so I should have. Thank you. My apologies. For getting it wrong, I mean. Not that she's a woman.
May I say in my defense that it did occur to me as I was writing and came to the first pronounic requirement that I did not know Emptywheel's choice of gender, and, being educated in the last century, I use "he" as the third person neuter instead of trying to come up with some rococo sentence construction that would avoid the issue entirely. So, no sexist presumption involved. Honest. Sorry.