I appreciate this perspective and will reflect on it. From my perspective, I think part of the attention is due to the fact that she has long been part of the establishment, and this (well-overdue) type of public statement is a betrayal of the systems that made her an influencer in the first place.
When I think of my teenage years in Bible study (in a wealthy, White evangelical church) I think of Beth Moore Bible studies. The girls' small group I part of would gather around the giant TV in the oversized home of a corporate lawyer and follow her studies. When I think of that setting, and her statements now, there is a wide chasm in realities that makes her recent public statements surprising for those of us who had grown up being 'fed' by her in traditional conservative theology.