I listen to BBC Radio 4 a fair bit. They pretty much always use "woman" as opposed to "female" - like "a woman pilot".
To me this just sounds completely wrong, and most stuff I can find online about it seems to agree with me.
My first thought was that there might be a gender equality reason for saying "woman" (Radio 4 is fairly good about promoting gender equality), but if there is one, I can't find it. I found another question that almost suggests the opposite - that "woman driver" is a derogative term.
What do all y'all think? Do Radio 4 have a reason for this or are they just being sloppy?