Thanks!! I’m lately realizing that the Bible views women as vastly more spiritually capable than men. This is true of Eve, of the Genesis 6 women, on and on. Samson’s mother sees the angel, his father sees a man. Hannah is in an exalted state; the priest thinks she’s drunk. Mary is a cosmic theologian, Joseph a near blank.
So put into all Paul’s readings that the woman is superior. The male is seen as an original, damaged husk from which the female was born. But his point is that the human must be fused, as ORIGINALLY created, male and female. So, asking a woman to “submit” is asking a higher being to slow down and help a lesser one. The spiritual project is female — it’s the Bride of Christ. The biological males will be less able to understand, so must be helped.