What’s the difference?
Authoritative and intelligent men are said to be teaching.
Authoritative and intelligent women are said to be preaching.
Because one is socially acceptable and the other one is considered obnoxious in a society where women are predominantly sexually objectified by their own actions and speech and then by men.
When I googled “a woman teaching”, in almost every single picture, the woman was smiling, had her hand on her hip, not serious and having fun with children. The images were the opposite of the one above that shows a man being authoritative.
This was one of two serious face images I found out of 50. Women are socially, unconsciously conditioned to display physical openness and to let everyone IN, to our detriment.
This woman is TEACHING as a serious teacher. Don’t ever insult a woman by saying she’s “preaching” unless it really is her job to preach.