There is something that is somewhat flawed in the WH40K universe. It has been the case since first edition of the battle game and has continued far into the roleplaying version.
I feel this sums it up.
So here we have a link to the good old days.
Neat article about how roleplaying evolved over time, amongst other things.
I’ve not gotten around to posting up a summary yet, so in appeasement, I’m uploading this instead. I hit it with my axe proving that women do indeed occasionally roleplay.
Even women who happen to be pole dancers, strippers and porn stars.
Enjoy! (Link safe for work).