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You've done fine on that count, in my book - there are other posts on page 2 and beyond of 1x1 interest checks (they were recently at the front, but actually been knocked off the first page) that would legitimately earn my ire.
In this case, it seems odd to single you out, because while I agree with where he's coming from - you're not the problem. Other posts in this section, yes, do make it clear that they want player = character gender.
You want a male character, which for a time was a rarity, and so the male focus was slightly refreshing at first glance. I didn't consider there to be a heavy bias towards the roleplayers actually being male.
Consider the affair a non-issue, carry on, and continue preparations for the ball that will spout more IC drama.
Thanks right now I just want to move past this now and get ready for my test