I don't know where u live but if something like this happened it could be viewed as "sexist"
I don't necessarily agree or disagree but from the feminists I've spoken to they want women to be treated as equals to men. And lowering the rim could be interpretated as demeaning or that women are not as strong or as skilled to be able to play on the same court dimensions as men.
With that said, it would make sense to lower rims because the height on average in WNBA is smaller than that of the NBA players'.
American living in Korea. I don't find it sexist at all. Like you said, it has to do with height. When I was a teen, we had an adjustable rim and it was fun to play at 9 feet from time to time because we could dunk on it. Sure, some WNBA players can dunk at 10, but imagine how much more awesome the dunks would be at 9 feet!
i would say 9.5 ft would be alright but would it be a disadvantage to all the girls who grew up shooting at 10 ft hoops? or would their shooting ability carryover, i think there should be a poll for this.