For me, it feels slightly clumsy to say I'm a Research Fellow without actually being a fellow (defined as a male person). Nevertheless, it's unsurprising to have female research fellows at universities.
Q: Is Research Fellow a gender-neutral term?
With this question, I'm seeking a way to understand why no-one seems to mind using "research fellow" to describe non-males. Perhaps there's some etymology to the term that would clarify things.