I have no problem racking the slide on my Sig. It's a matter of practice, and learning to overcome our socialized "fear" of using physical force. (Don't laugh; it's very real.)
Not to bash your post..... Lots of women who are new to guns have issues with them, and those issues can be removed with helpful, patient training, positive reinforcement, and gentle coaxing (if the woman is willing).
But I don't like the lack of safety features. I greatly prefer semi-autos.The simplicity of the revolver is elegant in itself.