It comes quite handy to assign different genders to the two abstract players "Black" and "White" and than use gendered personal pronouns in order to refer to them.
But who should be male, and who should be female?
Berlekamp and Wolfe in their book Mathematical Go use Wright White (male, "he") and Bella Black (female, "she") for the two rôles, but in this answer Using the edges of the board in Go by Benjamin Cosman it seems that the opposite assignment is used. Where does it originate from?
Which assignment is preferable?
EDIT: I just noticed that Sensei's Library seems to use the White/she convention.