“I believe we still have a problem in the United States with female authority,” Morris said. “I think in the same way that some people resented the obvious competence of Hillary Clinton because they ascribed to her a schoolteacher or maternal tone, people have applied these kind of terms to Elizabeth Warren. They do not ascribe them to men.
There is the issue that in both cases it’s not been “no woman” but “not this woman”.
But it’s true, terms in English can be gendered. Scold, besom, harridan, they’re all gendered terms. An interesting start might be to try running a woman who wasn’t all three of these.