As a feminist, I have a hard time with the Spanish language. A group of boys is addressed as chicos, a group of girls as chicas. But as soon as there is just ONE boy in this latter group it is chicos again.
It gets really funny if you eardrop a group of women like I did in a cafe. This table consisted of 4 women and the waitress was female, but still, they exclaimed in their enthusiasm ¡Hombre, escúchame! (Man, listen!)
So, nothing to be done over here about the language, as you can understand. 🙂