Hello all! I’m not part of this discussion, but I was sort of aimlessly looking at a few of the posts, and something occurred to me that I thought might be helpful.
The roles of men and women, in particular in the family unit, reflect the roles of the persons of the Trinity. The three persons of the Godhead are indisputably equal. In being, essence, power, glory, attributes. However, the Father is head over all, the Son subordinates himself to the Father, and the Spirit is subordinate to both.
So with the family: all the members are equal in that they are all human beings, created in the image of God, “with certain unalienable rights”. However, the husband is the head, the wife subordinate to him, the children subordinate to both. (Here the simile breaks down slightly because children are not equal in ALL respects to their parents for the sole reason that they are young human beings, and as such not fully developed/matured.)
I think the same principle can be applied–more loosely, of course–to the roles of men and women, even if they are not in a family unit.
That being said, I will exit this conversation and wish you all happy discussing!
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"