It wasn't a Paul thing. Women were not permitted to be priests or preside in the synagogue long before the Christian era. God created man to be the head of women. Period. It is the ARRANGEMENT. It has been from the beginning. "I commend you because in all things you remember me and you are holding fast the traditions just as I handed them on to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn, the head of a woman is the man; in turn, the head of the Christ is God."Personally, I believe Paul was a ting anti-female for whatever reason. When I read the above verses, to me he's blaming Eve for being deceived, not Adam, and using that as a justification to believe women aren't worthy of being heard in church. I don't think he's inspired here. I've heard men blame Eve for mankind's downfall, which makes me wonder how many women have suffered abuse as a result of this mentality. I love Paul and so I'm not judging him or claiming he wasn't inspired elsewhere. I just know for a fact he admitted to putting his personal opinion into his writings at times. This is one instance I believe he could be doing this. Therefore, I rely on critical thinking skills. If we're supposed to take one verse, "Adam was not deceived," and take it at face value without viewing it in the context of what Paul's previous words said... then we have to do the same about Jephthah and other verses. We can't pick and choose when the Bible is literal and when it requires critical thinking.
Satan is the promoter of women to be the head. That's what started this whole mess.