This is very weird article. I have never experienced or heard of a college where service and teaching assignments are made by the administration. I have always chosen my service obligations myself.
The only recommendations I have received (and only from colleagues, never from the admin) are along the lines of “remember you need at least two more leadership-role assignments at the college level before you go up for Full.” I can’t even begin to imagine a context in which the Dean or the Provost or anybody, really, would give me “service requirements with an expectation of empathy.” We don’t have separate service reqs for different gender groups. I’m guessing that would be very illegal.
As for teaching, I can’t begin to imagine a situation either where an administrator would tell me “you will teach a course on female literature because you are a woman.” The administration has zero input into which courses we teach. It’s all controlled internally by the department. I have been a professor for 10 years, and no administrator ever expressed any wishes or expectations about my service or teaching at all. Neither the administrators nor I seem to think it’s any of their business.
It’s like the author of this article inhabits a different planet. And so do the colleagues who are busily reposting this link on social media.