Following How do we feel about gender specific terms? I surmise that editing in gender neutral wordings is not appreciated.
In the case of this question however, I believe it is one gender neutral edit away from becoming a better question.
- It doesn't need a point of view.
There's no reason it should be considered from either person's sexual representation. The answer(s) would apply in any cases.
- It could be on-topic
There seems to be some intent on closing it. It is now closed. I'm not familiar with on-topicness here but would it be less appealing for closure, being more of a generic question about a possibly common scenario in this specific aspect of academia?