I've read the first 3 Wheel of Time books, and I have some issues with them. Easily the most prominent is how the women act in this book. Maybe its just the environment I grew up in, but the way women are portrayed in these books range from mildly irritating to throw-the-book-against-the-wall level aggravating. I've met no woman in real life who is remotely this unpleasant! These women (Egwene, Nynaeve, Faile ect) are just so arrogant, unprofessional, rude, childish and emotionally undisciplined that it makes me want to put down the series. The really odd part is that it seems like almost all of the women act in this same general format: one can't go more than two pages without some woman character calling one of the male characters "wool-heads," trying to bully them into being pawns, or using physical violence to get what they want. Nowhere do I see any implication that the reader is meant to perceive this as wrong or even questionable. If a guy talked to a woman character like this, there would be cries of sexism - and rightly so! The only woman character I respect and like in the series thus far is Moraine, probably because she seems to have sense of professionalism, is simply trying to do her job and actually tries to respect the people she is in charge of. Should I continue the series, or does this problem get worse?