That reminds me of what happened when the first woman became a judge in England. As you probably know, English High Court judges are addressed as "My Lord." A controversy arose over what to call a woman judge. Research showed that the reason judges are called My Lord is that they stand in place of the Sovereign. And the Sovereign was (and is) a woman, so technically all the judges should be called "My Lady." That didn't go over well, so it was decided male judges would be My Lord and female judges would be My Lady regardless of the gender of the Sovereign.