How I find French a sexist language

I do not know if this kind of sexism also holds true for other Romance languages, but the French language has one obvious sexism that could barely escape notice:

The word "they" for male (ils) could include male and females alike...regardless of the number of females. Hence, a group membership which consists of 101 members (100 female and ONE male) would still be called ils in the personal pronoun.

The murder of that ONE man would left the group membership to a 'clean' number of 100 women. By then, we can call them elles.

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