I have been following the controversy surrounding the pairings of Hou Yifan at the IOM chess tournament 2017. She was paired with 4 consecutive female players, this is following her last open swiss tournament outing in Gibraltar where she was paired with 7 female players from 10 pairings, including round 1 - 4 consecutive female-female pairing as in IOM 2017.
The question is can we not design a simple non-deterministic swiss pairing system that does not penalise the "outliers" of the female population of players? It is clear that rules make it more likely for Hou Yifan to be paired with women as there is an elo gap in mean the population of male elite GMs and female elite GMs and the lowest elo on the highest score and highest elo on lowest score pairing pattern used increases the likelihood of these gender-specific pairings. Any ideas?
Surely we can create opt out for gender pairings which occur consecutively?