A lady has no helplessness, dependency or fragility at all - ask any baker.
Of course today's self-obsessed young women do not want to be called that. They think bread comes sliced in a waxed wrapper. It is they who need to be treated very gently. A proper lady gets on with her work, whatever it is. All this bickering about the intellectual difference between the sexes merely reflects badly on those who insist on it.