It's just bad writing. There are places where trying to be gender neutral sounds awkward, this is the reverse. Saying "Men" here is not just sexist, it sounds forced, like the author is trying to be sexist.They're not "pointless corrections"... we are living in the third decade of the 21 century were, gasp, women and men should (finally) be treated equally. By the OP saying " there are a massive number of men" shows phenomenal ignorance and blatent sexism for the times we are living in. As they used to say in the 80's "get with the program" -- a term I despised back them, but is more and more useful today.