I think it is, and does. I'm not going to place a priority on it, nor am I sure of its feasibility, but it is something to strive for.
I was just thinking the other day about how our use of gendered pronouns is incessant, always noting the genders of people in situations where it is totally irrelevant. I think it has the effect of constantly reminding people of a distinction, some sort of existence of a classification scheme and a dichotomy, and I think the mere presence of such divisions goes a long way in encouraging other gender distinctions in society, like roles or comportment.
Go to sleep, iguana.
INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp. Live and let live will just amount to might makes right
My way of handling it is to use 'he' for a default, because grammatically the male form is the default as a rule. I use 'she' as a default if I'm talking about something that might be a stereotypically male thing in order to not reinforce gender stereotypes. I'm averse to using 'they' since it's plural and I'm not talking about more than one person.
I'll use 'one' if I'm ok with sounding a little more formal or 'he or she' if I'm writing like a letter to parents of students or something where I feel like it's important to be politically correct.
The problem with English is that since we don't have grammatical gender for apart from biological gender, it's impossible to use it without evoking association with it. It's a problem.
You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
I think the way that english language differentiates between men and women is sexist. I mean Man means a human in general, but males are "man" and females something else and when the persons gender is unknown the person is referred as he..
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung
I always use 'they' or 'somebody' or 'someone' or 'one' if the subject's gender is not relevant or unknown, even though it can get awkward. I could try to just switch to hir and ey, I'm not sure I'm ready to make that statement, yet.
Sometimes with subjects like God, I'll use 'she' just because its unexpected and just as wrong as 'he'.