Why does this need to be a male vs female thing? The best person for the job is the best person for the job. This ain't the 1950s. Hollywood is full of capable women who could do a great movie. And many have.
Even today, the ratio of male to female directors is incredibly lopsided
. According to a USC study published this year, there's only one female film director today for every 15.24 male film directors. Hollywood is full of female filmmakers, but most of them haven't made a great movie, because they can't get hired to just make a movie, period.