I don't think it makes sense to criticise me for the fact that there's simply no way to tell at a glance the difference between another instance of "lol women think they can code" and someone who thinks for whatever reason, fair or not, that masculine terms are right to use for everyone and, more importantly for my point here, unambiguous.
Is it even possible to talk about people who are male any more without saying "people who are male?" I'm told from so many people who don't want to take any kind of care in their communications that every male term ("guy," "man," "dude," "bro," etc. and their plurals) is not associated with the male gender at all and I'm just being whiny. Maybe it's time some people who are male get a bit whiny and take back their words so I don't have to live with them any longer.
Said people opposing decent language, whether or not it's just a guise to cover up intent to continue raising the male gender to the top (no, I don't buy this "all male terms are for everybody" nonsense, in case that wasn't clear), might consider for the sake of their arguments firstly that their chosen term is, because of them doing this, ambiguous, and secondly that languages can and do change. "They" being "improper" is a choice that people are making, not some set in stone law of the universe. Even the page you linked points out that ' the use of masculine pronouns in a generic sense creates "male bias"' so I'd also like to ask for consideration of another point: is it more important to hold to a language standard (more of a commonly used construct, really. Who made 'he' a requirement?) invented by people who may well have intended the very issue that brought on my first post here, or to bend one little rule to avoid excluding or at the least othering people?
Lastly, there are alternatives involving neither 'they' nor 'he.' It seems plausible that one could avoid ever having to use either by constructing sentences for the purpose. Alternatively, one could choose or invent a gender neutral term that doesn't upset any of the suggested 'many academics' by making use of an existing word that's been used for the purpose for centuries. Singular "they" is commonly accepted usage.
Bonus: Not everyone is male xor female.
If you were you probably wouldn't think that's funny.