Here's an article from the Jesuit magazine America which is quite interesting, written by a nun. Will post another about a Polish woman physician on the subject tomorrow.
As a young woman I thoroughly rejected most church teachings and was planning on leaving the Catholic Church. I thought the church was a draconian institution that oppressed women, wanted us barefoot and pregnant, and told us to sit down and shut up. I believed that secular culture was what gave women dignity and rights. But, ever so slowly, I gave the Catholic Church a second chance.