Judging by the furor in both the social and mass media, gender issues are currently a big deal. To be clear, I am not making light of the situation. Gender issues have alwaysbeen a big deal, but the recent dam-busting torrent has me asking: Does gender play a role in technical communication? It’s worth asking the question: Who am I to talk about gender? I’m a cisgender heterosexual man living and working in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of tech-bro culture.