Before making an opinion, why not come see the neighborhood for yoursleves on Succot evening. The vast majority of non religious people that attend will probably agree with the way things are set up. Rather than make blanket statements you may see that women of all backgrounds may prefer it this way.
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from the article: Mea She'arim to ban women from certain Jerusalem streets during Sukkot