But skeptic says: Well, actually there’s some wiggle room there. The Gospel of John puts stock in a woman’s testimony
John 4:17 "I don't have a husband," she answered. Jesus replied, "You are right when you say you don't have a husband. 18 You have been married to five men, and the man you live with now is not really your husband. You have told me the truth." 19 "I see you are a prophet, sir," the woman said. ... 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them, and Jesus stayed there two days.
Recap: The Samaritan townspeople entreated Jesus to stay with them for a while “because of the woman’s testimony”; so indeed they put stock in a woman’s testimony.
Related post on my other blog:
72 So when did Mary see the risen Jesus