Originally posted by @sonhouse
So you figure nobody ever thinks about the bible as continuing the opression of women. Nobody reads the OT so anything it says is never part of the modern conversation, right?
I hate to break it to you but when it is part of a religion, it is written in stone and has been for thousands of years. It is subconscience ratification of the way women have been treated for millenia and you just continue the same with your apologetics.
In general Christians who cite the OT laws generally do so to support bigotry. When addressing Christians vis a vis the subjugation of women, you should cite the doctrine of Paul. Following are some examples:
3But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man and the head of Christ is God.
22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
1 Timothy 2
11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
1 Corinthians 14
34Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.