Great analysis! I've struggled like you, with the relentless-feeling way that Jordan drives home the division between genders throughout the series.
I've wondered if he had an axe to grind; if he was truly blind to how extreme it felt...
Your theory about Nyn would have been really really interesting! Imagine the way things would have cracked open if it turned out to not be your genitalia that determined which power you could tap into!
The thought that Jordan was intentionally emphasizing the gender battle in Randland to present a critique of the "men are from ma