So the women are presented as competent and capable and well able to manage everything and that's sexist.
The non monetary thing is because its rural. Money doesn't happen there and that's how it works. until recently most rural economies worked like this. You did favours and gave food clothes etc rather than cash. Terry hits the nail on the head.
Also the Wizards equate to Academia which excluded women so again Terry is making social commentary rather than being sexist.
You keep confusing what he's presenting as rural fact with sexism.
Your mind is picking up and confusing things that aren't there I think.
Also if the rape bit bothers you the avoid all other young adult books.
Terry is presenting the cold truth of reality and dealing with an issue.
This is what a lot of authors do.
As tony said Its the reality of life
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)