I don't know if it's ironic or tragic or both or neither but there is one heck of a woolly mammoth in the Church of England's closet. Nobody will talk about it, least of all the liberals whose idealised views of oppressed minorities does not correspond to the reality of the situation.
The reality is this, the clergy in the Church of England (bishops, priests and deacons) who are most prejudiced against women priests, with very few exceptions, are gay men. Furthermore, most of them are, or have been, in same gender sexual relationships, often with each other. Most Anglo-Catholics, gay and straight, are fully aware of this as are all of the bishops. The hypocrisy that emanates from this situation is massive. For a start, we have gay bishops and priests of the Forward in Faith faction going on about tradition and orthodoxy and the impossibility of female priests and bishops whilst they are themselves engaged in, or privately supportive of, gay men (including priests and bishops) in sexual relationships with other gay men which is a practice that is most definitely not orthodox according to their own definition of orthodoxy. This must lead to the conclusion that the anti female priest thing championed by Anglo-Catholic gay priests is down to misogyny rather than any coherent theology.