(I KNOW I AM NEW TO THIS SITE, SO PLEASE EXCUSE ANY UNINTENTIONAL LAPSE OF PROCEDURE /ETIQUETTE ON MY PART)
The following recent question that has now been voted close is the subject of my query:
OP obviously posted a sensitive topic, and also did some controversially irregular editing (which has now been rolled back by moderator.) However, many honestly indignant members of EL&U got sucked into a heated debate on gender politics which may be an important social and ethical topic but is (in my humble opinion) both irrelevant to and far beyond the scope of this English language and usage website.
By the time the dust cleared, the OP's question read something like 'what is a word/phrase/idiom for a woman who does not yield to pressure' although 'a woman who does not see reason' was the sense of the original post.
Taken in isolation, both forms of the question appear no more off topic, nor 'a matter of opinion', than many other single word requests and usage questions seen on this website.
I could not understand the reason for closing the question.
I think the question was closed because many members found its content, tone and editing objectionable. If so, why close it as off-topic; why not close it as objectionable?
Constructive answers would help me to understand how this excellent site regulates itself.