First of all, reference definitely needed.
Second, do you honestly think that justifies a design choice which further entrenches traditional gender roles? Like, you stopped and thought about it, and came to the conclusion that a robot voice being slightly more intelligible was more important than a company being careful with what kind of messaging they’re putting into thousands of homes about women’s value in society?
Anybody can be glib on the Internet, it’s easy. But god mate there are more important things in the world than winning likes. Pull it together