When Kathleen Kennedy wears a t-shirt that says “The Force is Female”, you can safely assume they’re trying to market Star Wars directly to women.
Some think it’s straight-up anti-male. I don’t think it’s intentionally trying to make men look bad, but I do think they dumbed down the men rather than lifted up the women, and it’s to the detriment of all characters. My complaints are with overall character development and inconsistencies in the universe, but that’s probably not something that most casual viewers would find problematic.
You might want to check out this thread:
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
The discussion gets a bit testy in spots, though.
Just curious: when you say you’re watching them “in order”, do you mean release order (Eps. IV/V/VI followed by Eps. I/I/III) or story order (I/I/III/IV/V/VI)?