For as long as I can remember, I've been hearing various women's rights campaigners telling me that it is OK for a man to have a woman manager or to have to deal with women in authority - and, to be honest, it's never really bothered me.
Over my working life I've had several female managers and several male managers. Some have been good, some have been bad - but I've also had regular dealings with women in authority too. Some of those have been clients of the company I work for and some have been people I had to deal with in public services - teachers and the like. It's never really bothered me that the person I had to deal with was not the same gender as me. I'm a grown up and I deal with people in grown up ways regardless of what gender they are.
But having spent the last 40 years of my life being told - by women - that it should not matter if the person in authority is not the same gender as me, why are so many of the sort of women who would make that assertion now be telling me that it matters to women that the person in authority is not the same gender as them?
Either it doesn't matter or it does - which is it? Why are men required to put up and shut up if the person in authority is female, but women are supposed to make a big deal of it if the person in authority is a man?
This is the big problem with progressives - they claim one thing and then deny the opposite. It's discrimination if you only employ men, but it's equality if you only employ women. It's racist to deny black people opportunities, but it's good practice to deny white people opportunities. It's homophobic to not include gays, but it's perfectly OK to exclude heterosexuals.
To any sensible adult these things should not matter - it can only matter if you are a racist, sexist, bigoted snob.