Youth is a short sci-fi story by Isaac Asimov. You can listen to it on Youtube (https://youtu.be/WBV2c44GxKY). It’s a little over an hour long. You can also obtain it for free on Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31547
It is a story about a spaceship that lands on a planet to explore the posssibility of space trade. The landing is low-key, and they aim to talk only to an industrialist and an astronomer. The spaceship crash-lands, however. The aliens are captured by the sons of the natives, who think them to be just strange animals. They plan to sell them as exhibits in a circus. Whilst the adults are trying to seek out aliens, the children are trying to keep them secret. The adults eventually discover what’s going on, set the aliens free, and allow them to return to their home planet.
Women do not play much of a part in this story. There is a cook, although she is only referred to. The women is a wife, whose function appears to be shriek at the discovery of the space travellers.
There is a small twist at the end, but if you read the Gutenberg version and look at the pictures, the game is given away early.
Goodreads readers have given the story 4 out of 5. Personally, I would give it 1. The story is not deep, and does not explore any original themes. I also did not think that the dialogue was convincing. The natives were too slow on the uptake at working out what they boys were up to. Either that, or the narrative was too clumsy. Goodreads reviewer Scott Kaelen called it right: “plodding and predictable … The dialogue here is iffy at best, annoying at worst”.
But hey, I am not a professional literary critic, so WTFDIK.