A little while ago, I mentioned a post from Aardvarchaeology about a figurine excavated at Leire in Denmark, whose gender has been debated. The post was interesting to me because the figure, assuming it is female, sheds interesting light on the subject of whether Viking women wore "aprons" as well as apron dresses, and on how those aprons may have been shaped.
A few days ago, Martin Rundkvist posted about the Leire figurine again on Aardvarchaeology. Apparently the excavator of the Leire figurine has published a paper discussing the figurine, and explaining why he believes that the figure depicted is male, and Rundkvist wanted to respond to those arguments.
Frankly, I agree with Martin Rundkvist that the figure is most likely female, but find the arguments in favor of a male identity for the figurine to be interesting, even if they are misplaced. The relevant Aardvarchaeology post summarizes them better than I could, so I will merely provide a link to it here. N.B. The Aardvarchaeology post also provides a link where interested readers can download a copy of the Leire excavator's paper here.