Hi FigureFour, specifying a gender doesn't endanger your anonymity and allows us to do some great stuff with visuals in regards to our leveling system. We hope you stick around and give us a try, lots of great people here.
Is there any chance you could add a few more options, or a catch-all "unspecified"? The "male" option is just fine for me, but others might feel differently or simply wish to omit that information.
What about people who don't identify as male or female?