I think feminists might be really hesitant to jump into a story like this when the language itself is so ambiguous.
Peter Jukes on his ambiguous legacy of bloodletting and self-preservation.
“The subject area in question is subjective and ambiguous,” he wrote.
1520s, from Latin ambiguus "having double meaning, shifting, changeable, doubtful," adjective derived from ambigere "to dispute about," literally "to wander," from ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + agere "drive, lead, act" (see act). Sir Thomas More (1528) seems to have first used it in English, but ambiguity dates back to c.1400. Related: Ambiguously; ambiguousness.