In a 2016
held in the divine presence at Padova, Italy. A devotee asked by avatars are always male and not female.
And here is what Swami said:
This is one question which people ask Me every time. You see, men are the more evil of the two; men need more correction than women. Therefore, men listen only to men, so I have to come as a man. If they ever listened to women, there would be no need of Avatars. So, Avatars have no choice but to come as men. Yes, women are always Divine, because they create, which is the nature of the Divine. The woman who carries a baby in her womb for nine months, alone will know the pain of the Creator. Before her own well-being, she will always look at the well-being of the creation within her.
That one quality itself is so Divine. There is a very famous quotation of your land: “Because God could not be everywhere, He created mothers!” Therefore, your very nature is more Divine; if you just maintain the divine nature that you are born with, you do not have to do other sadhana – and, if these men also followed your example, then they would have no need of Avatars, either. That is the simplest way I can tell you.