The point of the piece isn’t to provide a valid measure for the term. The purpose of the piece is to make the distinction between different kinds of thinking. The issue of ‘strong women’ is meant as an example to highlight the distinctions. If you are interpreting this as being a kind of intersectional critique of modern science, I’d encourage you to re-read the piece without that lens. The post-modernism of intersectionality undermines both critical thinking and scientific thinking; everything is just socially constructed nonsense from that perspective. It’s destructive to the very ends of public inquiry regardless of the form it takes.