I believe when scriptures say "men" they mean "of mankind" not "male". Unfortunately the Catholic power structure believes all three to be the same as far as the priesthood is concerned.
The bible states specifically that its bishops should be married. Jewish rabbi's, including Jesus, were expected to be married. It says that a bishop unable to run his family successfully cannot possibly run his flock. Celibacy was brought into the church to protect its land ownership and wealth, not do god's work, severely limiting free will and going directly against the Bible. No wonder it has produced so much perverse fruit and misery.
Creating a legion of sexually repressed men invites those seeking to repress their sexuality, especially if they consider it to be deviant. Only god's power can keep them from giving in, they think. They forget that evil exists as a consequence of the exercise of free will. Heavenly Father allowed his sinless son to suffer in order that the test of free will be preserved. He does not interfere unless there is no other option or it fits his greater plan for our evolution.
Our priesthood is unpaid, having jobs to support themselves and their families, as well as the church. We do not depend on the existence of the church for our existence. We are told that we serve god, then our families, and then ourselves.
Cutting priests off from the supports of family, marriage, and self-sufficiency can't help but cut them off from reality. There are no children in the city-state called the Vatican; not even a married couple. Yet they presume to guide the world. It has become a hollow relic filled with an evil wind. Catholic means universal, but that is the last thing I would describe the present version to be.
The following is a re-posting of an article from FOREIGN POLICY .