2Tim 3:6,7 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
As politically incorrect as it may be to say this, women, being the “weaker vessel” (1Peter 3:7) are characteristically more gullible than man, and thus, for example are restricted from teaching men. "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner." 1Tim 2:12-14 And conversely women characteristically have a learning disability in comparison to men. Thus educational standards and statistics have been on the decline in the US in step with the increasing influence of feminism.
Eve as a precedent reflected the gullible nature of women. Paul writes, “I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” 2Cor 11:3 And why the expression“old wives' fables”in 1Tim 4:7? Why not "old husbands' fables"? Because women are prone to such things, coming up with fables and falling for them much as young children do. Furthermore women are prone to being attracted to wicked men, much as Eve chose the devil over Adam. And the wicked men Paul is speaking of take advantage of these attributes.