The Nahj al-Balagha (نهج البلاغة Nahj-ul Balāgha(h), "The Peak or Way of Eloquence") is the most famous collection of sermons, letters, and sayings attributed to Ali, cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad. It was collected by Sharif al-Razi, a Shia scholar in the 10th century CE (4th century AH). Known for its eloquent content, it is considered a masterpiece of literature in Islam.
You can see a number of authors and speakers on the link below who have discussed portions of the Nahj al-Balagha.
Imam Ali (AS)'S views in every matter is nothing but what Allah (SWT) and the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) said. Woman is equal partner to man in our faith and she can be better than man if her good deeds are more than him. Fatima (AS) is a Woman yet has reached the highest degree above all men of the world.
Critical sayings about women are either not authentic or if authentic then oriented to certain women who disobeyed Allah and the Messenger during that time and those women who follow them every time. Ameerul Mo'mineen had suffered a lot from such women specially in the battle of Jamal which was instigated and led by a woman.
All statements and actions of Infallible Imams start with Bismillah, but the people who compiled the sayings and sermons did not mention Bismillah as it is understood for every one.