In the X-Men movies the women are not treated with respect because the films concentrate so much on Wolverine. Watch the 2nd and 3rd X-Men films and notice how much of those movies are about Wolverine. All the other characters are secondary players compared to the amount of screen time given to Wolverine. Wolverine does not have the strongest powers, yet in both the movies and the comics he is the most heavily featured character. The powers that Storm and Jean Grey have are much more significant than Wolverine's metal claws. Either Storm or Jean Grey could defeat him easily in a fight. But the fans seem to enjoy the masculine Wolverine with his metal claws so he gets the majority of the time on the silver-screen and the majority of pages in the comics too.