Obviously, when they produced "The Cage" and gave that line to Captain Pike, they were writing to an audience in 1964, when women in the military were "only" nurses, and not front-line officers. They were obviously self-conscious of the implications of that line, based on Pike's immediate interaction with Number One in that moment. Not to mention the fact that the rest of the run of TOS had women on the bridge all over the place (not just Uhura, but many other examples.) And in post-TOS prequel series like Enterprise and Discovery, there were women on bridges all over the place. Of course, nobody in 1964 had any idea that particular episode would still be culturally significant in 2020. Frankly I can't see Bruce Greenwood or Anson Mount (or any modern Trek writer) interpreting the Pike character anywhere close to the face-value of that particular line. So I'm wondering, how do other people interpret that particular line in that particular episode? Especially in the context of what Star Trek has become in the 56 years since "The Cage", as opposed to how it was intended for its primary audience of television executives in 1964?