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Well, I'd recommend you have him read a book that contains the reasoning for your premise.

WoT in the current age is female dominant because people know that the male half of the source is tainted, and only women can safely channel the One Power at this time in the age.

That's what makes it different from other fantasy series. That, and the current age is a step backwards from the previous technological and sociological accomplishments of the previous age.

It isn't merely primitive, like other fantasy settings (LoTR, aSoIAF), but things have actually devolved.

Anyway, I'd choose a book that illustrates that point. The fact of the DO's counterstroke and the taint, and the de-evolution from the previous age.
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So, you're not really judging the characters themselves but rather the scoiety they live in. Is that it?
In a way, yes. But I will "pass judgement" upon certain women because of their traits too.
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If anyone is interested in knowing, I have asked him to read Eye of the World and The Great Hunt, with recommendations to a WoT-wikia for him to be able to grasp what I am talking about that is beyond these books. In the essay itself I was thinking of adding an appendix with explainations for characters/places/"terminology" etc.
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