This is most likely going to get me a lot of flak but I have to say that I hate seeing powerful female warriors in Wuxia. I am all for advocacy of female power but not when it is obtained through the emasculation of men and distortion of reality. I strongly believe that women characters can have just as much impact in the Wuxia world as male characters. They just shouldn't have to cause such impact in the same manner as their male counterparts.
The idea of women becoming top martial artists is simply not grounded in reality. Saying that a woman can be a MA elite is the equivalent of saying that a WNBA player can become just as good as NBA player. It's simply impossible and it's not sexist to make such an observation. When I see Wong Chong Yang get his butt kicked by his girlfriend or Zhang Ziyi beating down brawny men in Kung Fu flicks, I feel just as insulted as when I hear people talking about how women soccer players are just as good as their male counterparts. It's not just an insult to my male pride, it's also an insult to my intelligence. Women should feel angry as well when they're being judged by the same standards as men and when their supposed feminist supporters have to bend the truth in order to portray women in a positive light. It's unfair and sexist to expect that women can only feel good about themselves only when they can duplicate every feat of men.
There are physical, biological differences which prevent the two genders from performing certain tasks equivalently. A female sprinter will never be as fast as Usain Bolt while a male gymnast will never be as graceful as Nadia Comăneci. Just because men and women should have equal rights, it doesn't mean that they should have equal abilities in every category. Portraying men and women in literature as being equivalent in every manner is not only a disservice to the recognition of the unique capabilities of both genders, it also shows a lack of respect for the intelligence and gender sensibilities of the readers.