I am not worried about women not speaking up, most seem just fine with that.
As far as experts trying to dazzle you with their expertise both sexes as guilty of that. Try to find an honest car mechanic. I found one and I am most grateful.
Women want us men to be in charge, you are not respected as a man if you are weak. There is a fine line to being firm and not being a bully.
People will lie to you about how hard something is or all the extenuating circumstances. So what, they don't want the job accept that and move on. I kind of smile to myself when I am being told a tale.