A more relative discussion to this tragic incident would be “can male and female fighter pilot perform on the same standard (physically) in modern air combat” regardless of which country they serve. Wouldn’t it?
What’s the point of putting so much rubbish like “leftover women”, “Mao’s propaganda”, “Beijing’s political reason”. So how many female fighter pilots are there in USAF then? I’d like to hear about the “political reason” behind that.