It’s a common argument from shitlords that “men built everything”. I feel like this point of view comes about largely because those are the stories we are told, that so much of history gets either actively suppressed or simply ignored.
The critics are unhappy, perhaps, that a once comforting story has become, in the hands of scholars, more complex, unsettling, provocative and compelling.
History is the story of billions upon billions of people. It is messy, and trying to pick it apart to uncover meaning and truth is an ongoing process. It only becomes more interesting and informative.