Hmm, I only remember one or two moments where they refer to our gender? So I am not sure how easy or hard this would be to implement, if I am honest I tend to prefer when a game doesn't care at all and just refers to the main character in a gender neutral manner and that is generally easier to implement I think? But I wouldn't mind choices being added to character creation even if I end up not using them.
And I am not sure this is all that political as it is just character creation options, and in a fantasy setting where magic can be used to manipulate one's sex or appearance, gender likely could be looser.