Oh, please. Rand has come to her to tell her that in a month's time he plans to do something that may well end the world. Of course she should oppose that, given what she knows. And why is she supposed to be the one who comes up with a plan for Tarmon Gai'don? How could she possibly do that?
What the fuck? She's trying to create some unity between channelers of different cultures. What the hell is wrong with that? The post-Tarmon Gai'don world will be a whole lot better off if there's some leadership from the different factions of channelers, and if they're able to work together. Windfinders and Wise Ones who learn healing will be of tremendous benefit to their people, for one thing. Not to mention the obvious fact that a White Tower that's not strictly devoted to its own insular scheming will be better for the Westlands.
The comparison to redistricting doesn't even begin to make sense.
Yes, and if only Osama bin Laden had explained to us why he thinks he needs to fly planes into buildings. No human being would react to a guy who is known to be half-mad saying that the only way to save the world is to undertake an act that, as far as she can tell, is likely to destroy it by thinking, "Gee, I guess I should have a heart to heart and try to figure out his motivations."
Which is, of course, the most sensible possible interpretation of what she sees.
In the past, it's been pretty clear that she does know best, typically. If she weren't daring to defy the great Rand al'Thor no one would be holding her to this ridiculous standard of expecting her to ignore her own judgment. Should she have also listened to her captors in the White Tower when they said the Seanchan weren't coming? And when they did, should she have tried to sit them down and understand them? "Gee, I wish you guys weren't trying to enslave us, but maybe you can tell us your perspective on why that's the right thing to do."
Uh, the other characters question everything she does. Why do you think they don't? What are the Aes Sedai doing besides questioning her? Anyway, it's not about whether a leader should be "questioned", it's about crazy old Rand al'Thor, who's given plenty of reasons to call his judgment into doubt, coming up with a plan that's about the equivalent of incinerating a hospital and all its patients in order to fight heart disease.
The analogy is pretty bad, because Jesus actually knows what he's doing. Until very recently, Rand had no special knowledge to guide him, and Egwene and the other characters have no way of knowing that he does now. The fact that he's the Light's only hope doesn't mean he's always right or that everyone should assume he's always right. This quote really does boil down to "How dare anyone question Rand al'Thor!" That's stupid.
There's no guarantee that the Light will win. That's not how it works. If the very universe itself is making this happen, it doesn't matter if she opposes it anyway. But, as far as we can see, that's not how it works. There are plenty of scenarios in which Rand could have died, and, whoops, game over for the Pattern. Like, for instance, that time a few hours before his conversation with Egwene in which he strongly considered destroying the entire world.
Whatever happens, her actions are play a significant role in whether the Dark One takes over creation or not. If the Pattern is guiding Nynaeve to accepting Rand's decision, why isn't it also guiding Egwene in her opposition to it? And if they're just two people making the decisions that make the most sense to them, then, well, she's seen what effects Rand has on people around him. (Hint: they're not always good. The ta'veren effects, among other things, cause large numbers of people to die in freak accidents.) Why should she or anyone assume that Rand's inadvertent ability to twist people's judgment is always going to work for the best?
I don't see how this makes her sexist.
Uh, yeah? She had no way of knowing Perrin had any ability in the Dream. Seeing her friend in a horribly dangerous conflict (one he didn't even know about) ought to make her freak out and try to keep him safe, especially given that she has seen exactly how dumb all three of those boys are about insisting on trying to keep her and other women safe even at risk to themselves. From her perspective, it wouldn't exactly be the first time one of them has bumbled off into some danger that she's better able to protect herself from.
Who the fuck IS helping the Borderlands? Rand making a brief stop off and (at least temporarily) saving Maradon is not exactly solving the problem. Why isn't this his responsibility?
This irrational hatred people have for Egwene is just bizarre. She's somehow expected to either magically know things she has no way of knowing, or else just meekly nod and smile at whatever noted madman Rand al'Thor says. If not, she's a horrible arrogant bitch and she needs to be PUNISHED.
She is a foolish girl who didn't appear to know her shoes! And the other AS are more so until we are able to see within BT where something had to happen into near future because Rand wouldn't had the time to deal with that!