Agreed.This is actually an important issue because one of those circular reasoning problems is that in traditionally male professions, women encounter a lot of prejudice, and so it is actually harder at first. A male counterpart facing the same set of stressers would also struggle. This is how society conditions its members. It creates self-fulfilling prophecies. If the society looks down on women being in a profession it will collectively oppress the woman out of that profession. The toughest and brightest will pioneer and break down those initial barriers making it possible for more varied personalities of women to enter the same profession.
That a woman can succeed in a male-dominated profession often means objectively more about her skill and toughness than for a male counterpart who achieves the exact same thing with the collective support of that same profession. Circular reasoning for the purpose of social conditioning is a significant problem. It takes insight and the ability to see to the core of the dynamics to see it for what it is.