Context - As part of my job, I write engineering design documents. I tend to have each document's subtitle reflect something about the feature. For one document, I used a subtitle of "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley". This is the original wording of the more commonly known "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry". The feature is security related so this seems appropriate.
Concern - A reviewer suggested I change the line to replace 'men' with 'people', to make it more inclusive. When I explained the line is a quote, the reviewer replied that I should use a more inclusive quote.
Question - Is there a real inclusiveness issue with including this quote as a document subtitle, or is this reviewer picking nits? (note, I am not asking if the quote should be removed - I am asking if the expressed concern over inclusiveness is reasonable in this situation)