The role of women in American culture is drastically different than Biblical times. Have we ignored scriptures that state women are subserviant to men, that they are the weaker vessel? Was that just meant for the Jewish culture of that time? If part of the Bible is relevant for us today and part of it isn't, how do we know which is relevant and which isn't? This place of women in the kingdom of God is an issue that has been glossed over, excused, ignored, and taken to extremes both ways.