Perhaps the workaround here is this.
They establish there is no such thing as gender or that gender is fluid or Schrodinger like in some metaphysical sense.
The Church says gender does not really exist since we are all equal in the eyes of God as "souls" or some such horse-hockey.
The old rules are not broken just re-interpreted in a "genderless" hermeneutic. There are priest who look like women but since there are no "women" according to our new pastoral understanding, they are not "women priests".