I'm no conservative but don't you see you're falling into the identity politics trap too? This is the exact kind of language that creates division!
You're right that those people were wrong not to care when it was all male but the problem is that this team is artificially selected to be all female. If they were being fair to both genders then it would have ended up a mix of qualified people in both, or neither gender (and isn't that the point of the feminist movement??). The perspective that all-female teams might be necessary just to get people used to females being in those roles might but fair but I think it's ridiculous to posture that the people upset about this just don't want women in positions of authority.