I recently read this answer. It was pretty good, except there were a couple of cases of gender bias being used. "He" was used instead of "They", the question didn't indicate any specific gender.
So I put in a very small edit to change this. This edit was rejected as
This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability."
I would argue that such changes to make the site "More accessible" as anyone reading the answer will not be steered to assume that programmers (the question was about programming) and their bosses are inevitably male.
I'm not advocating that we should do a mass edit to remove gender bias from everything, but I do think that edits, even minor ones, that improve it are constructive.
Is there a specific guideline on this either way?
I was specifically asking if there is a guideline about this. It would seem there is not.
I was not saying that the answer was deliberately biased. Gender bias is often done unconsciously. So calling it out in a comment would to me feel like overkill. Like someone adding a comment "Hey you used the wrong 'Their' could you correct."
We are happy for edits to fix spelling and grammatical errors. I would have thought removing bias where not needed would have been something in the same vein.