The following quote comes from William Tyndale, English reformer, the first to put the entire Bible into English. Even if he’s overstating his point, it kind of makes you glad to be on this side of the Reformation.
“The bishops therefore ought to bless us in preaching Christ and not to deceive us and bring the curse of God upon us with wagging their hands over us. To preach is their duty only and not to offer their feet to be kissed or testicles or stones to be groped.” (P. 138)
The footnote mentions a popular story of the time of the legendary Pope Joan. She apparently tried to get by as a man. After that it was believed that all incumbent popes were tested for maleness. But of course Tyndale is not just referring to the Pope, he’s talking about bishops in general.