“Women in the Church must be valued, not ‘clericalised.’ Whoever thinks of women as cardinals suffers a bit from clericalism.” (Pope Francis)
In an essay by Alice von Hildebrand, she lays out the reasons why feminine influence is the real deal – not worldly power.
And on a related question posed by Doctor Pence: is Matter necessary in order to have masculinity & femininity? He says no:
"I think this is a very crucial truth we must ponder and try to clarify. I would try to defend this: Masculinity and Femininity are fundamental complementary SPIRITUAL categories that are made manifest in Christ and the Apostles and Our Lady. Masculinity and Femininity (like personhood) reside in the Divine, and precede the creation of matter some 14 billion years ago."
Men are called to be on the ramparts – defending women and the interior castle!