Should women lift weights? Not necessarily. Weightlifting (and, more generally, strength training) isn't for everyone. There are a few 'pros' to lifting weights, but it's important to consider the 'cons' before committing to any strength training program.
1. Can you tolerate cravings for healthier food? Lifting weights has been known to inspire cravings for whole, natural protein and other nourishing food, because the body prefers to build muscle with quality materials. Want to keep craving cheap crap? Lifting may not be your best option.