name='Wicked Lady']I think a better question to the lecturer would be: why do you perpetuate the notion that the woman's role in film is secondary to men's by asking these stupid feaking questions?
A women can star in a film and make it a hit.
A woman can direct a film and make a hit.
A woman can write a good script and make a hit.
By continually asking this sort of idiotic question, lecturers are planting the seed in each generation of film student that women are some how incapable of doing any of these things.