It is not surprising that Diane Winston attributes ill will to Pope Francis and the Catholic Church for reserving priestly ordination to men alone.
This teaching is rooted in the nature of a sacrament, each with its proper matter and form. Just as the sacrament of matrimony requires a baptized man and a baptized woman, the sacrament of Holy Orders requires a baptized man. Alternate matter invalidates the sacrament, even if form (the ceremony) is flawless.
Ours is a received religion of supernatural origin and cannot be changed at will. Sociological changes in the status of women do not justify an impossible theological change.