Did anyone hear the popularly modified review of Modern Femminist Readings of the Tradition on NPR today? The commentator and Terry Grosse were hard at work going over the implications of Paul's commending a WOMAN in Romans 16: "Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was." Etc. So the conclusion is that Paul actually thought that women had worth and dignity and a place in the life of the Church- Amazing! Show stopper.
See a similar review from NPR here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5342854.
(THIS blonde theology student listened closely and then muttered, "oh brother, like, duh...")