It’s one thing when Chazal state a Metzios and then we see that our Metzios is different. It’s quite another thing to give a reason by making up a Metzios and then say that by us it is different.
If you actually look at their relationship from quotes and incidents you don’t rally get the picture that they considered the women uneducated or of lower intelligence.
By the way, many of the above comments, including the long ones, are a display of the Chachma Bapelech. (There, I said it.)