This one just irritates the stuffing out of me and I have yet to see a Complementarian/Patriarchalist answer it in the way it should be answered -- simply and directly. So often the Egalitarians and Religious Feminists use the race card inappropriately. It goes like this:
In your world women are not equal to men because they are only allowed roles under the authority of a man. It would be like saying, in the pre-civil rights south, that blacks are equal to whites but they can never do anything but serve whites as porters, housekeepers, factory-workers and farm workers. We have learned that separate yet equal isn't.
OK, I guess I've been told. But really, have I?
Can anyone tell me the simple answer to this argument that squashes it like a fly with one wing that can't get away from the looming flyswatter?
I'm still waiting.
OK, here's your answer: The answer is that race is not a created difference while sex is. Simple, right?
God created men and women differently and He intended, from their very creation, for them to be different. Eve was created from Adam, for Adam, brought to Adam and named by Adam. When they both fell into sin, it was Eve that God called to account. Wait, no, it was Adam. God came to Adam in the garden first. And no one who has ever sung Handel's Messiah can forget the words of Holy Scripture, "As in Adam all die, even so in Christ, shall all be made alive." We die in Adam, a man and live in the second Adam, the God-Man. It may have been a man, Jesus Christ who saved us, but he was the seed promised the woman, born of a woman with no human male as his father.
See? Different yet equally important to God's plan -- from the beginning.