I was watching A New Hope and I just realized something; when General Jan Dodonna was briefing everyone for the Death Star assault, the only pilots assembled are male humans. No female humans or aliens. Why is this?
I know the Doylist answer is that it was 1977 and women faced sexism in every industry and making alien costumes for pilots might've been just a bit too expensive, but in-universe, what's the explanation for this?
The Empire was xenophobic, so all their troops and officers were human, but the Rebel Alliance was open to all races.