Of course, it’s a politicized issue. Ingenious gender neutral pronouns aside, we’ve been skirting the question for awhile. It might not ordinarily be quite so big of an issue either way, but maybe because of the deep gender weirdness of the Adam and Eve business, it does seem like making Twig a fella would be reinforcing some ancient misogyny, whereas making Twig a lady would be making a Big Statement about women; what Twig does, and what e’s responsible for, might not be necessarily 100% attractive, and who wants to be making a Big Statement that says, all over again, that women are responsible for the Fall from Grace? (Not me. I couldn’t tell you whether male and female brains evolved differently – maybe they did – but it’s not really what the show’s about, anyway.) Maybe it’s possible to make Twig gender neutral – after all, e will be a rough bundle of twigs and things, maybe not so evident what kind of bits e’s got, but that seems disingenuous. I would think that Twig’s gender would be a pretty important feature to cave people.
So I don’t know. Any opinions out there?