So apparently this is creepy
However, I would like to elicit some comments here, especially from members of the discussed gender (that is, if they want to expose themselves). I admit, having never worked or lived in America/Europe/anywhere abroad really, I am pretty oblivious to the politics of the whole thing. Were this done in my country, I would expect no such ballyhoo. Something related to religion, however, ...
On the one hand, the information gathered is publicly available. In fact, most people's names indicate gender pretty clearly. Also, isn't nationality something that can also be the basis of discrimination (for which there are plenty Acme-CPANAuthors dists)?
On the other hand, I never asked for permission for the authors to be listed. But then I was also not asked for permission when included in a couple of other Acme-CPANAuthors dists.
Nevertheless, I understand the good intention of those who requested the library to be pulled.